Jnanpith Award Winners List 1965-2017

List of Jnanpith Award Winners 1965-2017

Jnanpith Award for 2017 - Krishna Sobti 

Renowned Hindi littérateur Krishna Sobti has been chosen for this 2017 year’s Jnanpith Award, the Jnanpith Selection Board announced on 3.11.2017.

Born in 1925 iin Gujrat in Pakistan’s Punjab Province, Sobti (92) is known for experimenting with new writing styles and creating “bold” and “daring” characters in her stories who were ready to accept all challenges. Her language was highly influenced by the intermingling of Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi cultures.

Jnanpith Award for 2015 

In New Delhi, President Pranab Mukherjee presented the prestigious Jnanpith Award for 2015 to Eminent Gujarati novelist, poet and critic Raghuveer Chaudhary. At the 51st Jnanpith Award function, President Mukherjee said that writers cannot be bound by any limits- they spread the message of love and humanity across the world.


About Raghuveer Chaudhary

A renowned Gandhian from Gujarat, Chaudhary was born in 1938 in Gandhinagar. Author of more than 80 books, Mr. Chaudhary began his writing career with novels and poetry, and later ventured into other forms of literature including plays, essays and short stories. 

Jnanpith Award
  • The Jnanpith Award is an Indian literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith and is given to an author for the "outstanding contribution towards literature". Instituted in 1961, the award is bestowed only on the Indian writers who have been writing in Indian languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India and English, with no posthumous conferral. As of 2015, the award comprises a citation plaque, a cash prize of ₹11 lakh (US$16,000), and a bronze replica of Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge and wisdom.
  • In Tamil 11th Jnanpith Award given to Akilan in the year 1975. in the year 2002 Jayakanthan got the 38th Jnanpith Award in the year 2002.
  • From 1965 till 1981, the award was given to the authors for their "most outstanding work". The rules were revised for the forthcoming years to consider their works during the period of last twenty years, excluding the year for which the award was to be given. 
  • As of 2015, out of twenty-three eligible languages, the award has been conferred upon the works in fifteen languages: Hindi (ten), Kannada (eight), Bengali and Malayalam (five each), Gujarati, Marathi, Odiya, and Urdu (four each), Telugu (three), Assamese, Punjabi, and Tamil (two each), Kashmiri, Konkani, and Sanskrit (one each).
  • The first recipient of the award was Malayalam litterateur G. Sankara Kurup who was awarded in 1965 for his collection of poems, Odakkuzhal (The Bamboo Flute), published in 1950. As of 2015, the honour has been presented to fifty-six writers including seven women authors. In 1976, Bengali novelist Ashapurna Devi became the first female to win the award and was honoured for the first novel of a trilogy, Pratham Pratisruti (The First Promise), published in 1965. The most recent recipient of the award is novelist, poet and critic Raghuveer Chaudhary who was awarded for the year 2015.
The Complete List of Jnanpith Award Winners

www.tnpsclink.in  List of Jnanpith Award Winners
Year
Recipient(s)
Language(s)
1965 (1st)
G. Sankara Kurup
Malayalam
1966 (2nd)
Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay
Bengali
1967 (3rd)
Umashankar Joshi
Gujarati
1967 (3rd)
Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa (Kuvempu)
Kannada
1968 (4th)
Sumitranandan Pant
Hindi
1969 (5th)
Firaq Gorakhpuri
Urdu
1970 (6th)
Viswanatha Satyanarayana
Telugu
1971 (7th)
Bishnu Dey
Bengali
1972 (8th)
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
Hindi
1973 (9th)
D. R. Bendre
Kannada
1973 (9th)
Gopinath Mohanty
Oriya
1974 (10th)
Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar
Marathi
1975 (11th)
Akilan
Tamil
1976 (12th)
Ashapoorna Devi
Bengali
1977 (13rd)
K. Shivaram Karanth
Kannada
1978 (14th)
Sachchidananda Vatsyayan
Hindi
1979 (15th)
Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya
Assamese
1980 (16th)
S. K. Pottekkatt
Malayalam
1981 (17th)
Amrita Pritam
Punjabi
1982 (18th)
Mahadevi Varma
Hindi
1983 (19th)
Masti Venkatesha Iyengar
Kannada
1984 (20th)
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
Malayalam
1985 (21st)
Pannalal Patel
Gujarati
1986 (22nd)
Sachidananda Routray
Oriya
1987 (23rd)
Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar (Kusumagraj)
Marathi
1988 (24th)
C. Narayana Reddy
Telugu
1989 (25th)
Qurratulain Hyder
Urdu
1990 (26th)
Vinayaka Krishna Gokak
Kannada
1991 (27th)
Subhash Mukhopadhyay
Bengali
1992 (28th)
Naresh Mehta
Hindi
1993 (29th)
Sitakant Mahapatra
Oriya
1994 (30th)
U. R. Ananthamurthy
Kannada
1995 (31st)
M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Malayalam
1996 (32nd)
Mahasweta Devi
Bengali
1997 (33rd)
Ali Sardar Jafri
Urdu
1998 (34th)
Girish Karnad
Kannada
1999  (35th)
Nirmal Verma
Hindi
1999 (35th)
Gurdial Singh
Punjabi
2000 (36th)
Mamoni Raisom Goswami
Assamese
2001 (37th)
Rajendra Shah
Gujarati
2002 (38th)
Jayakanthan
Tamil
2003  (39th)
Vinda Karandikar
Marathi
2004 (40th)
Rehman Rahi
Kashmiri
2005 (41st)
Kunwar Narayan
Hindi
2006 (42nd)
Ravindra Kelekar
Konkani
2006 (42nd)
Satya Vrat Shastri
Sanskrit
2007 (43rd)
O. N. V. Kurup
Malayalam
2008 (44th)
Akhlaq Mohammed Khan 'Shahryar'
Urdu
2009 (45th)
Amarkant
Hindi
2009 46th)
Sri Lal Sukla
Hindi
2010 (46th)
Chandrashekhara Kambara
Kannada
2011 (47th)
Pratibha Ray
Oriya
2012 (48th)
Ravuri Bharadhwaja
Telugu
2013 (49th)
Kedarnath Singh
Hindi
2014 (50th)
Bhalchandra Nemade
Marathi
2015 (51st)
Raghuveer Chaudhari
Gujarati
2016 (52th)
Shankha Ghosh
Bengali
2017 (53rd)
Krishna Sobti
Hindi

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