Veteran cricketer Kapil Dev has been bestowed on the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by the BCCI at its 7th annual awards. The award contains a Trophy, citation and cheque for Rs 25 lakhs. The Polly Umrigar Award (Trophy and cheque for Rs 5 lakhs) for being India’s best international cricketer of the BCCI Awards year 2012-13 has been bagged by Ravichandran Ashwin.
Poets held sway over the recently declared Sahitya Akademi Awards 2013 as they ran away with 8 of the total 22 awards. Four books of essays, three of novels, two each of short stories and travelogues, one each of autobiography, memoirs and play captured the rest of the prizes Sahitya Akademi Awards 2013 .