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 Jnanpith Award

 

The Jnanpith Award, an Indian literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith to an author for their outstanding contribution towards literature, was instituted in 1961.

The award is bestowed only on Indian writers writing in Indian languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India and English.



 

 

Year

Recipient(s)

Language(s)

1965

G. Sankara Kurup

Malayalam

1966

Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay

Bengali

1967

Umashankar Joshi

Gujarati

1967

Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa 'Kuvempu'

Kannada

1968

Sumitranandan Pant

Hindi

1969

Firaq Gorakhpuri

Urdu

1970

Viswanatha Satyanarayana

Telugu

1971

Bishnu Dey

Bengali

1972

Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar'

Hindi

1973

D. R. Bendre

Kannada

1973

Gopinath Mohanty

Odia

1974

Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar

Marathi

1975

Akilan

Tamil

1976

Ashapoorna Devi

Bengali

1977

K. Shivaram Karanth

Kannada

1978

Sachchidananda Vatsyayan

Hindi

1979

Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya

Assamese

1980

S. K. Pottekkatt

Malayalam

1981

Amrita Pritam

Punjabi

1982

Mahadevi Varma

Hindi

1983

Masti Venkatesha Iyengar

Kannada

1984

Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai

Malayalam

1985

Pannalal Patel

Gujarati

1986

Sachidananda Routray

Odia

1987

Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar 'Kusumagraj'

Marathi

1988

C. Narayana Reddy

Telugu

1989

Qurratulain Hyder

Urdu

1990

Vinayaka Krishna Gokak

Kannada

1991

Subhash Mukhopadhyay

Bengali

1992

Naresh Mehta

Hindi

1993

Sitakant Mahapatra

Odia

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

Nirmal Verma

Hindi

1999

Gurdial Singh

Punjabi

2000

Mamoni Raisom Goswami

Assamese

2001

Rajendra Shah

Gujarati

2002

Jayakanthan

Tamil

2003

Vinda Karandikar

Marathi

2004

Rehman Rahi

Kashmiri

2005

Kunwar Narayan

Hindi

2006

Ravindra Kelekar

Konkani

2006

Satya Vrat Shastri

Sanskrit

2007

O. N. V. Kurup

Malayalam

2008

Akhlaq Mohammed Khan 'Shahryar'

Urdu

2009

Amarkant

Hindi

2009

Sri Lal Sukla

Hindi

2010

Chandrashekhara Kambara

Kannada

2011

Pratibha Ray

Odia

2012

Ravuri Bharadhwaja

Telugu

2013

Kedarnath Singh

Hindi

2014

Bhalchandra Nemade

Marathi

2015

Raghuveer Chaudhari

Gujarati

2016

Shankha Ghosh

Bengali

 

 

 

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