List of Jananpith Award Recipients 1965-2021 (Languages)

jnanpith award winners

List of Jananpith award recipients, showing the year, and language(s)

Facts

  1. Jnanpith Award has achieved the recognition of the highest literary award of the country.
  2. The Award is open for only Indian citizens and is given annually.
  3. English along with other Indian languages is considered for the Award.
  4. The winner is given a cash prize of Rs. 11 lakh and a bronze replica of Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of learning.
  5. The first recipient of the award was Malayalam writer G Sankara Kurup in 1965 for his novel ‘Odakkuzhal’ (The Bamboo Flute).
  6. The first woman writer to be awarded this award was Ashapoorna Devi, a Bengali writer, in 1976.
  7. The organization which presents this award was founded in 1944 by industrialist and philanthropist Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain.
  8. Jnanpith Award is sponsored by the cultural organization Bharatiya Jnanpith.
  9. The organization which presents this award was founded in 1944 by industrialist and philanthropist Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain.
YearRecipient(s)Language(s)
1965G. Sankara KurupMalayalam
1966Tarasankar BandyopadhyayBengali
1967Umashankar JoshiGujarati
1967Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa ‘Kuvempu’Kannada
1968Sumitranandan PantHindi
1969Firaq GorakhpuriUrdu
1970Viswanatha SatyanarayanaTelugu
1971Bishnu DeyBengali
1972Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’Hindi
1973D. R. BendreKannada
1973Gopinath MohantyOdia
1974Vishnu Sakharam KhandekarMarathi
1975AkilanTamil
1976Ashapoorna DeviBengali
1977K. Shivaram KaranthKannada
1978Sachchidananda VatsyayanHindi
1979Birendra Kumar BhattacharyaAssamese
1980S. K. PottekkattMalayalam
1981Amrita PritamPunjabi
1982Mahadevi VarmaHindi
1983Masti Venkatesha IyengarKannada
1984Thakazhi Sivasankara PillaiMalayalam
1985Pannalal PatelGujarati
1986Sachidananda RoutrayOdia
1987Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar ‘Kusumagraj’Marathi
1988C. Narayana ReddyTelugu
1989Qurratulain HyderUrdu
1990Vinayaka Krishna GokakKannada
1991Subhash MukhopadhyayBengali
1992Naresh MehtaHindi
1993Sitakant MahapatraOdia
1994U. R. AnanthamurthyKannada
1995M. T. Vasudevan NairMalayalam
1996Mahasweta DeviBengali
1997Ali Sardar JafriUrdu
1998Girish KarnadKannada
1999Nirmal VermaHindi
1999Gurdial SinghPunjabi
2000Mamoni Raisom GoswamiAssamese
2001Rajendra ShahGujarati
2002JayakanthanTamil
2003Vinda KarandikarMarathi
2004Rehman RahiKashmiri
2005Kunwar NarayanHindi
2006Ravindra KelekarKonkani
2006Satya Vrat ShastriSanskrit
2007O. N. V. KurupMalayalam
2008Akhlaq Mohammed Khan ‘Shahryar’Urdu
2009AmarkantHindi
2009Sri Lal SuklaHindi
2010Chandrashekhara KambaraKannada
2011Pratibha RayOdia
2012Ravuri BharadhwajaTelugu
2013Kedarnath SinghHindi
2014Bhalchandra NemadeMarathi
2015Raghuveer ChaudhariGujarati
2016Shankha GhoshBengali
2017Krishna SobtiHindi
2018Amitav GhoshEnglish
2019Akkitham Achuthan NamboothiriMalayalam
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