Eminent Malayalam poet, Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri has been chosen for the 55th Jnanpith Award for his outstanding contribution to the Malayalam language and Poetry.
In 2019, Amitav Ghosh is honored with the 54th Jnanpith Award for his contribution to English Literature and also became the 1st English language writer in the list as all previous winners of the prestigious award have been writers in Indian languages. He was conferred the award by former diplomat and governor of West Bengal Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who also addressed him as a ‘craftsman’.
About Jnanpith Award
Jnanpith Award is a literary award presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith organization to Indian writers every year. This was instituted in 1961 and is given only to Indian writers who write in Indian languages and English.
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This article is about the Jnanpith Award and will also provide you with the list of Jnanpith Award winners from 1965 to 2021 and other important information related to the same.
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List of Jnanpith Award – Jnanpith Award Recipients (1965-2021)
Jnanpith Award was given only for a single piece of work till 1982. After 1982, the Jnanpith honour has been given for lifetime contribution to Indian literature.
The list of recipients of the Jnanpith Award is given below:
|Year||Jnanpith Award winners||Language|
|1965||G. Sankara Kurup||Malayalam|
|1967||Kuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa||Kannada|
|1972||Ramdhari Singh Dinkar||Hindi|
|1973||Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre||Kannada|
|1974||Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar||Marathi|
|1975||P. V. Akilan||Tamil|
|1977||K. Shivaram Karanth||Kannada|
|1978||Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan ‘Ajneya’||Hindi|
|1979||Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya||Assamese|
|1980||S. K. Pottekkatt||Malayalam|
|1983||Masti Venkatesh Iyengar||Kannada|
|1984||Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai||Malayalam|
|1987||Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar||Marathi|
|1988||Dr. C. Narayana Reddy||Telugu|
|1990||Vinayaka Krishna Gokak||Kannada|
|1994||U. R. Ananthamurthy||Kannada|
|1995||Dr. M. T. Vasudevan Nair||Malayalam|
|1997||Ali Sardar Jafri||Urdu|
|2001||Rajendra Keshavlal Shah||Gujarati|
|2006||Satya Vrat Shastri||Sanskrit|
|2007||Dr. O. N. V. Kurup||Malayalam|
|2008||Akhlaq Mohammed Khan||Urdu|
|2015||Dr. Raghuvir Chaudhari||Gujarati|
|2019||Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri||Malayalam|
** The Jnanpith Award Winner 2021 will be updated as and when it is announced.
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Facts About Jnanpith Award for UPSC
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