Jnanpith Award/Gyanpeeth Award

The Jnanpith Award (also spelled as Gyanpeeth Award) is a literary award in India. The award was instituted in 1961. Any Indian citizen who writes in any of the schedule eight (of the Indian constitution) language (in all 22 languages in schedule eight) is eligible for the honour. It is presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith, a trust founded by the Sahu Jain family, the publishers of the newspaper The Times of India.

·    Instituted                         1961
·    First awarded                  1965
·    Last awarded                  2015
·    Total awarded                 54
·    Awarded by                     Bharatiya Jnanpith
·    First awardee(s)              G. Sankara Kurup
·    Last awardee(s)              Raghuveer Chaudhari

List of Recipients
Year
Name
Language
2015
Raghuveer Chaudhari
Gujarati
2014
Bhalchandra Nemade
Marathi
2013
Kedarnath Singh
Hindi
2012
Ravuri Bharadhwaja
Telugu
2011
Pratibha Ray
Oriya
2010
Chandrashekhara Kambara
Kannada
2009
Sri Lal Sukla
Hindi
2009
Amar Kant
Hindi
2008
Akhlaq Mohammed Khan 'Shahryar'
Urdu
2007
O. N. V. Kurup
Malayalam
2006
Satya Vrat Shastri
Sanskrit
2006
Ravindra Kelekar
Konkani
2005
Kunwar Narayan
Hindi
2004
Rehman Rahi
Kashmiri
2003
Vinda Karandikar
Marathi
2002
D. Jayakanthan
Tamil
2001
Rajendra Shah
Gujarati
2000
Indira Goswami
Assamese
1999
Nirmal Verma
Hindi
1999
Gurdial Singh
Punjabi
1998
Girish Karnad
Kannada
1997
Ali Sardar Jafri
Urdu
1996
Mahasweta Devi
Bengali
1995
M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Malayalam
1994
U. R. Ananthamurthy
Kannada
1993
Sitakant Mahapatra
Oriya
1992
Naresh Mehta
Hindi
1991
Subhas Mukhopadhyay
Bengali
1990
V. K. Gokak (Vinayaka Krishna Gokak)
Kannada
1989
Qurratulain Hyder
Urdu
1988
C. Narayana Reddy
Telugu
1987
Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar (Kusumagraj)
Marathi
1986
Sachidananda Routray
Oriya
1985
Pannalal Patel
Gujarati
1984
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
Malayalam
1983
Masti Venkatesha Iyengar
Kannada
1982
Mahadevi Varma
Hindi
1981
Amrita Pritam
Punjabi
1980
S. K. Pottekkatt
Malayalam
1979
Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya
Assamese
1978
Sachchidananda Vatsyayan
Hindi
1977
K. Shivaram Karanth
Kannada
1976
Ashapoorna Devi
Bengali
1975
P. V. Akilan
Tamil
1974
Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar
Marathi
1973
Gopinath Mohanty
Oriya
1973
Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre
Kannada
1972
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
Hindi
1971
Bishnu Dey
Bengali
1970
Viswanatha Satyanarayana
Telugu
1969
Firaq Gorakhpuri
Urdu
1968
Sumitranandan Pant
Hindi
1967
Umashankar Joshi
Gujarati
1967
Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa (Kuvempu)
Kannada
1966
Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay
Bengali
1965
G. Sankara Kurup
Malayalam
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