Jnanpith Awards Winners List (1965 to 2022)

What is the Jnanpith Award called?

The 'Jnanpith Award' is the highest award given for Indian literature by the Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust. The Bharatiya Jnanpith Award was established in the year 1965. Any person of the country who writes in any of the 22 languages ​​mentioned in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India is eligible for this award. Till now Hindi and Kannada language writers have received this honor for the maximum number of times. In 1965, Malayalam writer G Shankar Kurup was awarded the first Jnanpith Award.

Brief information about Jnanpith Award:

Category of award Literature
Establishment year 1965
Prize money 11 lakh rupees
First winner G Shankar Kurup (Malayalam)
India's first woman winner Ashapurna Devi (Bengali)
last winner Damodar Mauzo (2021/2022)
Description Highest Award for Indian Literature

How much prize money is given in Jnanpith Award?

It carries a prize money of Rs 11 lakh, a citation and a bronze statue of Vagdevi. When the Jnanpith Award was instituted in the year 1965, at that time the prize money was only one lakh rupees. In the year 2005, the prize money was increased from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 7 lakh, which has been increased to Rs 11 lakh at present.

57th Jnanpith Award 2021/2022:

Damodar Mauzzo is a Goan novelist, story writer, critic and essayist. He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award (Konkani) in 1983 for his novel Carmelin.

56th Jnanpith Award 2020:

Akkitham, a prominent Malayalam poet, was selected for the 56th Jnanpith Award. The famous Indian poet Akkitham from Malayalam was selected for the 56th Jnanpith Award 2019 by the Jnanpith Selection Board in a meeting. The name Akkitham is taken with reverence in the Malayalam poetry world. He was born in 1926 and full name is Akkitham Achuthan Namboodiri and he is popularly known as Akkitham.

He has written 55 books out of which 45 are poetry collections. A Padma awardee, Akkitham has also been awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award (twice), Mathrubhumi Award, Vayalar Award and Kabir Samman.

List of Jnanpith Award Winners from the year 1965 till now:-

The year Writers honored with Jnanpith Award
2021/2022 Damodar Mauzo (Konkani)
2020 Neelamani Phukan (Assamese)
2019 Akkitham Achuthan Namboodiri (Malayalam)
2018 Amitav Ghosh (English)
2017 Krishna Sobti (Hindi)
2016 Shankha Ghosh (Bangla)
2015 Raghuveer Choudhary (Gujarati)
2014 Bhalchandra Nemade (Marathi) and Raghuveer Choudhary (Gujarati)
2013 Kedarnath Singh (Hindi)
2012 Ravuri Bharadwaj (Telugu)
2011 Pratibha Rai (Odia)
2010 Chandrasekhar Kambar (Kannada)
2009 Amarkant and Srilal Shukla (Hindi)
2008 Akhlaq Muhammad Khan Shahryar (Urdu)
2007 ONV Kurup (Malayalam)
2006 Rabindra Kelkar (Konkani) and Satyavrat Shastri (Sanskrit)
2005 Kunwar Narayan (Hindi)
2004 Rahman Rahi (Kashmiri)
2003 Vinda Karandikar (Marathi)
2002 Dandapani Jayakantan (Tamil)
2001 Rajendra Keshavlal Shah (Gujarati)
2000 Indira Goswami (Assamese)
1999 Nirmal Verma (Hindi) and Gurdial Singh (Punjabi)
1998 Girish Karnad (Kannada)
1997 Ali Sardar Jafri (Urdu)
1996 Mahasweta Devi (Bangla)
1995 MT Vasudev Nair (Malayalam)
1994 UR Ananthamurthy (Kannada)
1993 Sitakant Mohapatra (Odia)
1992 Naresh Mehta (Hindi)
1991 Subhash Mukhopadhyay (Bengali)
1990 VK Gokak (Kannada)
1989 Kurtul N. Haider (Urdu)
1988 Dr. C Narayana Reddy (Telugu)
1987 Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar Kusumagraj (Marathi)
1986 Satchidananda Routray (Odia)
1985 Pannalal Patel (Gujarati)
1984 Takshi Sivashankara Pillai (Malayalam)
1983 Masti Venkatesh Iyengar (Kannada)
1982 Mahadevi Varma (Hindi)
1981 Amrita Pritam (Punjabi)
1980 SK Potato (Malayalam)
1979 Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya (Assamese)
1978 HS agnostic (Hindi)
1977 K. Shivaram Karanth (Kannada)
1976 Ashapurna Devi (Bangla)
1975 PV Akilanandam (Tamil)
1974 Vishnu Sakha Khandekar (Marathi)
1973 Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre (Kannada) and Gopinath Mahanti (Odia)
1972 Ramdhari Singh Dinkar (Hindi)
1971 Vishnu Dey (Bangla)
1970 Vishwanath Satyanarayana (Telugu)
1969 Firaq Gorakhpuri (Urdu)
1968 Sumitranandan Pant (Hindi)
1967 KV Puttapa (Kannada) and Umashankar Joshi (Gujarati)
1966 Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay (Bengali)
1965 G Shankar Kurup (Malayalam)

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