This article discuses about the Jnanpith award and the List of Jnanpith Award Winners (1965–2016). Aspirants of various government entrance exams such as SSC, IBPS, RRB, SBI PO can expect questions of 1-2 mark from List of Jnanpith Award Winners (1965-2016).
Jnanpith Award is being 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. The Award is the brain-child of late Smt. Rama Jain, the first President of and the moving spirit behind the Bharatiya Jnanpith since its inception. It has become the most prestigious literary award of the country. This awards inlude sum of Rs. 11 lakhs including citation.
Prior to 1982, the Jnanpith Award were given for a single work of Author, but after that, the Jnanpith Award is being given for the lifetime contribution of the writer to the Indian literature.
What is Jnanpith Award ?
- Jnanpith Award is an India’s Highest literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith, a literary and research organization to an author for the “outstanding contribution towards literature”.
- This award was first instituted in the year 1961.
- This award comprises a citation plaque, a cash prize of ₹11 lakh, and a bronze replica of goddess Saraswati.
- First winner of this award :
- Last Year’s Winner of this award : Shankha Ghosh (Bengali)
Who is the 1st First Person to win Jnanpith Award
G. Sankara Kurup (Malayalam)
Who is the 1st Lady/Woman to Win Jnanpith Award?
List of all Jnanpith Award Winners – India’s Highest Literary Award
NAME OF WINNER
CONTRIBUTION & WORK
Adim Lata – Gulmomay, Murkho Baro, Samajik Noy, Baborer Prarthana
Contribution to Gujarati poetry, novels including trilogy (Uparvaas), Rudra Mahalaya, Venu Vatsala
Bhalchandra Nemade (50th Jnanpith award)
Akaal main Saras
For his contributions to Kannada literature
Akhlaq Mohammed Khan ‘Shahryar’
For his contribution to Urdu Poetry. He is only the 4th urdu writer to be awarded the Jnanpith Award
Dr. O. N. V. Kurup
for his contributions to Malayalam literature
Satya Vrat Shastri
Subhuk Soda, Kalami Rahi and Siyah Rode Jaren Manz
Rajendra Keshavlal Shah
for his contributions to Kannada literature and for contributions to kannada theater (yayati)
Ali Sardar Jafri
Hajar Churashir Ma
Dr. M. T. Vasudevan Nair
Randamoozham (Second Chance)
U. R. Ananthamurthy
for his contributions to Kannada literature
for contribution to the enrichment of Indian literature
V. K. Gokak (Vinayaka Krishna Gokak)
Bharatha Sindhu Rashmi
Akhire Shab Ke Humsafar
Dr. C. Narayana Reddy
Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar(Kusumagraj)
Sachidananda Rout Roy
Maanavi Ni Bhavaai (માનવીની ભવાઇ)
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
Maasti Venkatesh Ayengar
Chikkaveera Rajendra (Life and struggle of Kodava King Chikkaveera Rajendra)
Kagaj te Canvas
S. K. Pottekkatt
Oru Desathinte Katha (Story of a land)
Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya
Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan ‘Ajneya’
Kitni Navon Men Kitni Bar
K. Shivaram Karanth
Mookajjiya Kanasugalu (Mookajjis dreams)
P. V. Akilan
Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar
Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre
Nakutanti (Naku Thanthi)
Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’
Smriti Satta Bhavishyat
Kuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa(Kuvempu)
Sri Ramayana Darshanam
G. Sankara Kurup
Who is the recepient of the 1st Indian Jnanpith Award in 1965?
Ans:- G.Sankara Kurup in Malayalam. Kurup was born in 1901 at Nayathode, Kerala. He was a poet, essayist, translator and teacher also. One of his notable creations are Odakkujhal(The Bamboo Flute) in Malayalam.
Who is the first lady Jnanpith Award winner in 1976?
Ans:- Bengali novelist Ashapurna Devi received the award as first woman for ‘Pratham Pratisruti’ in bengali literature.
Which Gujarati writer has been honoured with current 51st Jnanpith Award organised in 2015?
Ans:- Raghuveer Chaudhary
Who is the first bengali novelist to receive the 2nd Jnanpith Award organised in 1966?
Ans:- Tarashankar Bandopadhyay for ‘Gandevta’.
Who is the first Kannada writer to receive the 3rd Jnanpith Award organised in 1967?
Ans:- Kuppali Venkatappa Puttppa for ‘Kuvempu’ in Kannada literature.
Indira Goswami was awarded Jnanpith Award in 2000, for which language?
- In which year Amar Kant was honoured by Jnanpith Award in Hindi literature?
In which year D. Jayakanthan was honoured by Jnanpith award in Tamil literature?
Answer : 2002
In which year Gurdial Singh was honoured by Jnanpith Award in Punjabi literature?
Answer : 1999
Who was the Jnanpith Award winner in 1970 in Telugu literature?
Answer : Viswanatha Satyanarayana
In how many languages the Jnanpith Award has been conferred so far?
Answer : Fifteen languages
For which Punjabi literary works Amrita Pritam won Jnanpith Award in 1981?
Answer : Kagaj te Canvas
Who won the first Jnanpith Award in Odia language in 1973?
Answer : Gopinath Mohanty
Who received the first Jnanpith Award in Marathi language in 1974?
Answer : Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar
Who received the first Jnanpith Award in Kashmiri language?
Answer : Rehman Rahi in 2004