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The Jnanpith Award

All the past awardees from 1965 to now.

The Jnanpith Award

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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