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Jnanpith Award – The Jnanpith Award is a literary award in India. Any Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages of India is eligible for the honour.

Jnanpith Award

 

                   The Jnanpith Award is a literary award in India. Any Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages of India is eligible for the honour.

 

 Jnanpith Award

 Type –  Literary award in India 

 First awarded – 1965 (G. Sankara Kurup)

 Last awarded – 2015

 Awarded by – Bharatiya Jnanpith

 Official website – http://jnanpith.net/

Jnanpith Award recipients

 

Year

Name

Works

Language

1965

G. Sankara KurupOdakkuzhal (Flute)

Malayalam

1966

Tarasankar BandyopadhyayGanadevta

Bengali

1967

Kuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa (Kuvempu)Sri Ramayana Darshanam

Kannada

Umashankar JoshiNishitha

Gujarati

1968

Sumitranandan PantChidambara

Hindi

1969

Firaq GorakhpuriGul-e-Naghma

Urdu

1970

Viswanatha SatyanarayanaRamayana Kalpavrukshamu (A resourceful tree:Ramayana)

Telugu

1971

Bishnu DeySmriti Satta Bhavishyat

Bengali

1972

Ramdhari Singh DinkarUrvashi

Hindi

1973

Dattatreya Ramachandra BendreNakutanti

Kannada

Gopinath MohantyMatimatal

Oriya

1974

Vishnu Sakharam KhandekarYayati

Marathi

1975

P. V. AkilanChitttrappavai

Tamil

1976

Ashapurna DeviPratham Pratisruti

Bengali

1977

K. Shivaram KaranthMookajjiya Kanasugalu (Mookajjis dreams)

Kannada

1978

Sachchidananda VatsyayanKitni Navon Men Kitni Bar

Hindi

1979

Birendra Kumar BhattacharyaMrityunjay (Immortal)

Assamese

1980

S. K. PottekkattOru Desathinte Katha (Story of a Land)

Malayalam

1981

Amrita PritamKagaj te Canvas

Punjabi

1982

Mahadevi VarmaYama

Hindi

1983

Masti Venkatesha IyengarChikkaveera Rajendra

Kannada

1984

Thakazhi Sivasankara PillaiKayar (Coir)

Malayalam

1985

Pannalal PatelMaanavi Ni Bhavaai

Gujarati

1986

Sachidananda Routray

Oriya

1987

Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar (KusumagrajFor his contributions to Marathi literature

Marathi

1988

C. Narayana ReddyViswambhara

Telugu

1989

Qurratulain HyderAkhire Shab Ke Humsafar

Urdu

1990

V. K. Gokak (Vinayaka Krishna Gokak)Bharatha Sindhu Rashmi

Kannada

1991

Subhas MukhopadhyayPadatik (The Foot Soldier)

Bengali

1992

Naresh Mehta

Hindi

1993

Sitakant MahapatraFor outstanding contribution to the enrichment of Indian literature, 1973–92

Oriya

1994

U. R. AnanthamurthyFor his contributions to Kannada literature

Kannada

1995

M. T. Vasudevan NairFor his contributions to Malayalam literature

Malayalam

1996

Mahasweta DeviHajar Churashir Maa

Bengali

1997

Ali Sardar Jafri

Urdu

1998

Girish KarnadFor his contributions to Kannada literature and for contributions to Kannada theatre (Yayati)

Kannada

1999

Nirmal Verma

Hindi

Gurdial Singh

Punjabi

2000

Indira Goswami

Assamese

2001

Rajendra Shah

Gujarati

2002

D. Jayakanthan

Tamil

2003

Vinda KarandikarFor his contributions to Marathi literature

Marathi

2004

Rehman RahiSubhuk Soda, Kalami Rahi and Siyah Rode Jaren Manz

Kashmiri

2005

Kunwar Narayan

Hindi

2006

Ravindra Kelekar

Konkani

Satya Vrat Shastri

Sanskrit

2007

O. N. V. KurupFor his contributions to Malayalam literature

Malayalam

2008

Akhlaq Mohammed Khan ‘Shahryar’

Urdu

2009

Amar Kant

Hindi

Sri Lal Sukla

Hindi

2010

Chandrashekhara KambaraFor his contributions to Kannada literature

Kannada

2011

Pratibha RayYajnaseni

Oriya

2012

Ravuri BharadhwajaFor his notable contribution to Telugu literature

Telugu

2013

Kedarnath SinghAkaal Mein Saras

Hindi

2014

Bhalachandra NemadeHindu: Jagnyachi Samrudhha Adgal

Marathi

2015

Raghuveer ChaudhariFor his contributions to Gujarati literature

Gujarati

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