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Jnanpith Award Winners (19652014)

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 include sum of Rs. 11 lakhs including citation.

Year : Name Works (Language)
1965 : G. Sankara Kurup Odakkuzhal [Flute] (Malayalam)
1966 : Tarashankar Bandopadhyaya 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 Kalpavrikshamu [A resourceful tree:Ramayana] (Telugu)



1971 : Bishnu Dey Smriti Satta Bhavishyat (Bengali)
1972 : Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' Urvashi (Hindi)
1973 : Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre Nakutanti [Naku Thanthi (Four Strings)] (Kannada)
1973 : Gopinath Mohanty Paraja (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 Hirananda Vatsyayan 'Ajneya' Kitni Navon Men Kitni Bar [How many times in 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 : Maasti Venkatesh Ayengar 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 Rout Roy (Oriya)
1987 : Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar (Kusumagraj) Natsamrat (Marathi)
1988 : Dr.C. Narayana Reddy Vishwambhara (Telugu)
1989 : Qurratulain Hyder Akhire Shab Ke Humsafar (Urdu)
1990 : V. K. Gokak (Vinayaka Krishna Gokak) Bharatha Sindhu Rashmi (Kannada)
1991 : Subhas Mukhopadhyay Padati (Bengali)
1992 : Naresh Mehta (Hindi)
1993 : Sitakant Mahapatra "for outstanding contribution to the enrichment of Indian literature, 1973-92" (Oriya)



1994 : U. R. Ananthamurthy for his contributions to (Kannada) literature (Kannada)
1995 : M. T. Vasudevan Nair Randamoozham [Second Chance] (Malayalam)
1996 : Mahasweta Devi Hajar Churashir Ma (Bengali)
1997 : Ali Sardar Jafri (Urdu)
1998 : Girish Karnad "for his contributions to (Kannada) literature and for contributions to (Kannada) theater (yayati)" (Kannada)
1999 : Nirmal Verma (Hindi)
1999 : Gurdial Singh (Punjabi)
2000 : Indira Goswami (Assamese)
2001 : Rajendra Keshavlal Shah (Gujarati)
2002 : D. Jayakanthan (Tamil)
2003 : Vinda Karandikar Ashtadarshana (poetry) (Marathi)
2004 : Rahman 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 (Malayalam)
2008 : Akhlaq Mohammed Khan 'Shahryar' (Urdu)
2009 : Amar Kant (Hindi)
2009 : Shrilal Shukla (Hindi)
2010 : Chandrashekhara Kambara for his contributions to Kannada literature (Kannada)
2011 : Pratibha Ray (Oriya)
2012 : Ravuri Bharadhwaja Pakudu Rallu (Crawling Stones) (Telugu)
2013 : Kedarnath Singh (Hindi)

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