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Jnanpith Award Winner

The Jnanpith Award is one of the India's highest literary award. It is presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith to an author for their "outstanding contribution towards literature". The award is given to only Indian writers for the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India and English. The award was first given in the year 1965 to Malayalam writer G. Sankara Kurup. Bengali novelist Ashapoorna Devi is the first woman to win the award.

Jnanpith Award Winner
Year Name Works Language
1965 G. Sankara Kurup Odakkuzhal Malayalam
1966 Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay Ganadevta Bengali
1967 Kuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa (Kuvempu) Sri Ramayana Darshanam Kannada
1967 Umashankar Joshi Nishitha Gujarati
1968 Sumitranandan Pant Chidambara Hindi
1969 Firaq Gorakhpuri Gul-e-Naghma Urdu
1970 Viswanatha Satyanarayana Ramayana Kalpavrukshamu (A resourceful tree:Ramayana) Telugu
1971 Bishnu Dey Smriti Satta Bhavishyat Bengali
1972 Ramdhari Singh Dinkar Urvashi Hindi
1973 Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre Nakutanti (Four Strings) Kannada
1973 Gopinath Mohanty Matimatal Oriya
1974 Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar Yayati Marathi
1975 P. V. Akilan Chitttrappavai Tamil
1976 Ashapurna Devi Pratham Pratisruti Bengali
1977 K. Shivaram Karanth Mookajjiya Kanasugalu (Mookajjis dreams) Kannada
1978 Sachchidananda Vatsyayan Kitni Navon Men Kitni Bar (How many times in how many boats?) Hindi
1979 Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya Mrityunjay (Immortal) Assamese
1980 S. K. Pottekkatt Oru Desathinte Katha (Story of a Land) Malayalam
1981 Amrita Pritam Kagaj te Canvas Punjabi
1982 Mahadevi Varma Yama Hindi
1983 Masti Venkatesha Iyengar Chikkaveera Rajendra (Life and struggle of Kodava King Chikkaveera Rajendra) Kannada
1984 Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Kayar (Coir) Malayalam
1985 Pannalal Patel Maanavi Ni Bhavaai Gujarati
1986 Sachidananda Routray Oriya
1987 Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar (Kusumagraj) For contributions in Marathi literature Marathi
1988 C. Narayana Reddy Viswambhara Telugu
1989 Qurratulain Hyder Akhire Shab Ke Humsafar Urdu
1990 V. K. Gokak (Vinayaka Krishna Gokak) Bharatha Sindhu Rashmi Kannada
1991 Subhas Mukhopadhyay Padatik (The Foot Soldier) Bengali
1992 Naresh Mehta For contribution to Hindi literature Hindi
1993 Sitakant Mahapatra For contribution to the enrichment of Indian literature Oriya
1994 U. R. Ananthamurthy For contributions to Kannada literature Kannada
1995 M. T. Vasudevan Nair For contributions to Malayalam literature Malayalam
1996 Mahasweta Devi Hajar Churashir Maa Bengali
1997 Ali Sardar Jafri Urdu
1998 Girish Karnad For contributions to Kannada literature and theatre Kannada
1999 Nirmal Verma Hindi
1999 Gurdial Singh Punjabi
2000 Indira Goswami Assamese
2001 Rajendra Shah Gujarati
2002 D. Jayakanthan Tamil
2003 Vinda Karandikar For contributions to Marathi literature Marathi
2004 Rehman Rahi Subhuk Soda, Kalami Rahi and Siyah Rode Jaren Manz Kashmiri
2005 Kunwar Narayan Hindi
2006 Ravindra Kelekar Konkani
2006 Satya Vrat Shastri Sanskrit
2007 O. N. V. Kurup For contributions to Malayalam literature Malayalam
2008 Akhlaq Mohammed Khan 'Shahryar Urdu
2009 Amar Kant Hindi
2009 Sri Lal Sukla Hindi
2010 Chandrashekhara Kambara For contributions to Kannada literature Kannada
2011 Pratibha Ray Oriya
2012 Ravuri Bharadhwaja For notable contribution to Telugu literature Telugu
2013 Kedarnath Singh Hindi
2014 Balachandra Nemade For notable contribution to Marathi literature Marathi
2015 Raghuveer Chaudhari For notable contribution to Gujarati literature Gujarati
2016 Shankha Ghosh For notable contribution to Bengali literature Bengali
2017 Krishna Sobti For notable contribution to Hindi literature Hindi
2018 Amitav Ghosh For notable contribution to English literature English






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