Jnanpith Award Winners List Jnanpith Award Winners List


Jnanpith Award Winners ListJnanpith Award Winners List



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Jnanpith Award is the oldest and the highest Indian literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith to an author for their "outstanding contribution towards literature". The Bharatiya Jnanpith, a research and cultural institute founded in 1944 by industrialist Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain of the Sahu Jain family, conceived an idea in May 1961 to start a scheme "commanding national prestige and of international standard" to "select the best book out of the publications in Indian languages".

The first prize was won in 1965 for G. Sankarakuruppu's collection of poems'Odakkuzhal'. G Shankara Kurup (The first poet in Malayalam literature) received the award in 1965. S.K. Pottakkad (1980), Takashi Sivasankarappilla (1984), MT Vasudevan Nair (1995), ONV. Kurup (2007) and Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri (2019) are the other poets who won the Jnanpith Award for their contributions to Malayalam literature.

Jnanpith Award Winners list

Year Jnanpith Award winners Language
1965 G. Sankara Kurup Malayalam
1966 Tarashankar Bandopadhyaya Bengali
1967 Kuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa Kannada
1967 Umashankar Joshi Gujarati
1968 Sumitranandan Pant Hindi
1969 Firaq Gorakhpuri Urdu
1970 Viswanatha Satyanarayana Telugu
1971 Bishnu Dey Bengali
1972 Ramdhari Singh Dinkar Hindi
1973 Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre Kannada
1973 Gopinath Mohanty Oriya
1974 Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar Marathi
1975 P. V. Akilan Tamil
1976 Ashapurna Devi Bengali
1977 K. Shivaram Karanth K. Shivaram Karanth Kannada
1978 Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan ‘Ajneya’ Hindi
1979 Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya Assamese
1980 S. K. Pottekkatt Malayalam
1981 Amrita Pritam Punjabi
1982 Mahadevi Varma Hindi
1983 Masti Venkatesh Iyengar Kannada
1984 Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Malayalam
1985 Pannalal Patel Gujarati
1986 Sachidananda Routray Oriya
1987 Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkaray Marathi
1988 Dr.C. Narayana Reddy Telugu
1989 Qurratulain Hyder Urdu
1990 Vinayaka Krishna Gokak Kannada
1991 Subhas Mukhopadhyay Bengali
1992 Naresh Mehta Hindi
1993 Sitakant Mahapatra Oriya
1994 U. R. Ananthamurthy Kannada
1995 M.T. Vasudevan Nair Malayalam
1996 Mahasweta Devi Bengali
1997 Ali Sardar Jafri Urdu
1998 Girish Karnad Kannada
1999 Gurdial Singh Punjabi
1999 Nirmal Verma Hindi
2000 Indira Goswami Assamese
2001 D. Jayakanthan Tamil
2003 Vinda Karandikar Marathi
2004 Rehman Rahi Kashmiri
2005 Kunwar Narayan Hindi
2006 Ravindra Kelekar Konkani
2006 Satya Vrat Shastri Sanskrit
2007 ONV.Kurup Malayalam
2008 Akhlaq Mohammed Khan Urdu
2009 Amar Kant Hindi
2009 Shrilal Shukla Hindi
2010 Chandrashekhara Kambara Kannada
2011 Pratibha Ray Oriya
2012 Ravauri Bharadwaja Telegu
2013 Kedarnath Singh Hindi
2014 Bhalchandra Nemade Marathi
2015 Dr. Raghuvir Chaudhari Gujarati
2016 Shanka Ghosh Bengali
2017 Krishna Sobti Hindi
2018 Amitav Ghosh English
2019 Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri Malayalam
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