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The Jnanpith Award
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Jnanpith Award Winners
The Jnanpith Award, instituted on May 22, 1961, is given for the best creative literary writing by any Indian citizen in any of the languages included in the VIII Schedule of the Indian Constitution. From 1982 onwards, the award is given for overall contribution to literature; earlier a specific work used to be cited.

Year

Language

Winner

Book

2001

Gujarati

Rajendra Keshavlal Shah

2000

Assamese

Indira Goswami

 

1999

Punjabi

Gurdial Singh

1999

Hindi

Nirmal Verma

 

1998

Kannada

Girish Karnad

1997

Urdu

Ali Sardar Jafri

 

1996

Bengali

Mahesweta Devi

1995

Malayalam

M.T. Vasudevan Nair

 

1994

Kannada

U.R. Anantha Murthy

1993

Oriya

Sitakant Mahapatra

 

1992

Hindi

Naresh Mehta

1991

Bengali

Subhash Mukhopadhyay

 

1990

Kannada

V.K Gokak

1989

Urdu

Qurratulain Hyder

 

1988

Telugu

Dr C. Narayanan Reddy

1987

Marathi

Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar Kusumagraj

 

1986

Oriya

Sachidanand Rout Roy

1985

Gujarati

Pannalal Patel

 

1984

Malayalam

Takazhi Sivashankar Pillai

1983

Kannada

Masti Venkatesh Ayengar

 

1982

Hindi

Mahadevi Varma

1981

Punjabi

Amrita Pritam

Kagaj te Canvas

1980

Malayalam

S.K Pottekkatt

Oru Desattinte Katha

1979

Assamese

Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya

Mrityunjay

1978

Hindi

S.H.V Ajneya

Kitni Navon Men Kitni Bar

1977

Kannada

K Shivaram Karanth

Mukkajjiya Kanasugalu

1976

Bengali

Asha Purna Devi

Pratham Pratisruti

1975

Tamil

P.V Akilandam

Chitttrappavai

1974

Marathi

Vishnu Sakaram Khandekar

Yayati

1973

Oriya

Gopinath Mohanty

Mattimatal

1973

Kannada

Dattatreya Ramachandran Bendre

Nakutanti

1972

Hindi

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar

Urvashi

1971

Bengali

Bishnu Dey

Smriti Satta Bhavishyat

1970

Telugu

Vishwanath Satyanarayan

Ramayana Kalpavrikshamu

1969

Urdu

Firaq Gorakpuri

Gul-e-Naghma

1968

Hindi

Sumitra Nandan Pant

Chidambara

1967

Gujarati

Uma Shankar Joshi

Nishitha

1967

Kannada

Dr K.V Puttappa

Sri Ramayana Darshanam

1966

Bengali

Tarashankar Bandopadhyaya

Ganadevta

1965

Malayalam

G. Shankara Kurup

Odakkuzhal
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