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Did your favorite author win at the 14th Raymond Crossword Book Award? Results Announced!

The winners of the 14th Raymond Crossword Book Award were announced on the 29th of November, 2016 at a grand event in NCPA, Mumbai. The event was hosted by MissMalini and Mr. Shekhar Gupta was the chief guest of the event. Along with a musical performance by the talented Indiva Music Band, the event was also attended by the nominated and other best selling authors. The Guest of honour for the evening was none other than Gulzar Saheb, who graced the event with his presence.

The winning authors across the Jury Award and Popular Award categories were announced and the likes of Amish Tripathi, Chetan Bhagat, Twinkle Khanna, Shilpa Shetty, Devdutt Pattanaik, Durjoy Datta, Sudha Murthy, Piyush Pandey, Rashmi Bansal and many more authors were nominated across the various categories.

Gulzar Saheb speaking about Ruskin Bond at the 14th Raymond Crossword Book Award.
Gulzar Saheb speaking about Ruskin Bond at the 14th Raymond Crossword Book Award.
Apart from these categories, the 14th Raymond Crossword Book Award marked the announcement of Lifetime Achievement Award. This year, it was awarded to Ruskin Bond and was presented by Gulzar Saheb. Though, Ruskin Bond personally couldn't make it for the event, his video message was heartening. Gulzar Saheb also spoke about his memories of the conversation that he had had with Ruskin Bond and it was an amazing experience hearing him.
Scion of Ikshvaku by Amish wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award popular  fiction category
Scion of Ikshvaku by Amish wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award popular  fiction category
The winning authors across various categories of the Popular Choice are mentioned below. To check out the complete nominee list click here.


Mrs Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award popular award nonfiction category
Mrs Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award popular award nonfiction category
The winning authors across various categories of the Jury Award are mentioned below. To check out the complete nominee list click here.


Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India by Akshaya Mukul wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award jury award for best nonfiction
Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India by Akshaya Mukul wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award jury award for best nonfiction
The winners of the popular choice award were decided by online voting. At the event, where everyone spoke in English, Gulzar saheb preferred Hindi. Sudhir Mungantiwar (Cabinet Minister of Finance, Planning, and Forest Departments in Maharashtra Government) was at his humorous best, while addressing the audience, he spoke about the importance of book and how he has opted for books instead of flower bouquets while greeting anyone. It was a great evening, meeting and interacting with authors I had read.
Chanakya in You by Radhakrishnan Pillai wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award popular award in Business and Management category
Chanakya in You by Radhakrishnan Pillai wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award popular award in Business and Management category

Body Goddess by Payal Gidwani wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award popular award in health and wellness category
Body Goddess by Payal Gidwani wins the Raymond Crossword Book Award popular award in health and wellness category

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