Moortidevi Award Winners (from 1983 to 2021):
What is the Moortidevi Award?
Moortidevi Award is a prestigious literary award given by the Jnanpith Samiti of India. The award was instituted in 1961 and C. K. Nagaraja Rao was the first Kannada writer to receive it. He was given this award for his poetry collection 'Kannada'.
Quick Info About Moortidevi Award:
|Category of award||Literature|
|Prize money||4 lakh rupees|
|First winner||C. K. Nagaraj Rao|
|Winner of the Year 2019||Dr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari (Estee and Bhavati)|
|Description||Prestigious literary honor given by Bharatiya Jnanpith Samiti|
Amount to be given in Moortidevi Award:
Under this award, a prize money of Rs 4 lakh, a statue of Saraswati Devi and a citation is provided by the Bharatiya Jnanpith Samiti. Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust established for the development of Indian literature Bharatiya Jnanpith is a trust established by Shri Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain and Smt.
Rama Jain for the development of Indian literature. This trust publishes literary books and gives two awards namely Jnanpith Award and Murti Devi Award, which are among the highest awards of literature.
Moortidevi Award Winners 2019:
The prestigious 33 Moortidevi Awards for the year 2019 were announced by Bharatiya Jnanpith on December 6, 2019. This year this award will be given to Dr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, former president of Sahitya Akademi and famous Hindi poet-critic. He will be given this award for his autobiography 'Asti Aur Bhavati'. Supporter. The award was announced by the Moortidevi Award Selection Board constituted under the chairmanship of Satyavrat Shastri. It is to be known that in the year 1982, Bharatiya Jnanpith decided to give this award every year in the memory of Murti Devi (who is the mother of Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, the founder of Bharatiya Jnanpith).
This award is given to those books by any of the authors of the languages included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India, which reflect the human values of Indian philosophy and culture. The award carries a prize money of Rs 4 lakh, an idol of Saraswati Devi and a citation. The 31st Moortidevi Award for the year 2017 was given to renowned Bengali poet Joy Goswami for his poetry collection 'Du Dondo Phowara Matri'.
List of Moortidevi Awardees from 1983 to 2021:
|The year||Names of winners||Language|
|Dr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari||Hindi (Asti and Bhavati)|
|2019||Dr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari is a famous Hindi litterateur and was the President of Sahitya Akademi for the period from 2013 to 2017. He is the founder-editor of the literary quarterly magazine 'Dastavez' published from Gorakhpur. This magazine is a specialized journal of composition and criticism, which is being published regularly since 1978.
In 2011, he was awarded the Vyas Samman. Dr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari is a famous Hindi litterateur and was the President of Sahitya Akademi for the period from 2013 to 2017. He is the founder-editor of the literary quarterly magazine 'Dastavez' published from Gorakhpur. This magazine is a specialized journal of composition and criticism, which is being published regularly since 1978. In 2011, he was awarded the Vyas Samman.
|Joy Goswami||Bangla (du dondo fawara matro)|
|2017||Joy Goswami is an Indian poet. Goswami writes in Bengali and is widely regarded as one of the most important Bengali poets of his generation.|
|MP. Virendra Kumar||Malayalam (Hayamathabhuvil)|
|2016||M. P. Virendra Kumar was an Indian politician, writer and journalist, who was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha. He was a member of the Loktantrik Janata Dal political party and was the president of the party's Kerala state unit. He was also the chairman and managing director of Malayalam daily newspaper Mathrubhumi. He died due to cardiac arrest on 28 May 2020 in Kozhikode, Kerala.|
|Prof. Kolakaluri Inoch||Telugu (Ananta Jeevanam)|
|2015||Pro. Kolakaluri Inoch is an Indian author, teacher and former Vice Chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. In 2014, he was honored by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, for his contribution to the field of literature.|
|Vishwanath Tripathi||Hindi (Vyomkesh Darvesh)|
|2014||Vishwanath Tripathi is a Hindi writer. He has about 20 publications to his credit which include literary criticism, memoirs and poetry collections.|
|C. Radhakrishnan||Malayalam (Thekadal Katanahu Thirumadhuram)|
|2013||C. Radhakrishnan is a Malayalam-language writer and film director from Kerala, India. Radhakrishnan was the editor of Pirvi, a Malayalam magazine published from the School of the Bhagavad Gita. He was the former chief editor of Dainik Madhyama from 16 August 1999 to 1 September 2001.|
|Harprasad Das||Odia (Vamsha)|
|2012||Harprasad Das is an Odia language poet, essayist and columnist. Das has twelve works of poetry, four of prose, three translations and one piece to his credit. Harprasad is a retired civil servant. He has served in various bodies of the United Nations as an expert.|
|Gulab Kothari||Hindi (I am Radha, I am Krishna)|
|2011||Gulab Kothari is an Indian writer, and editor-in-chief of Rajasthan Patrika. Kothari is known for her contributions to Vedic studies and was awarded the Moortidevi Award in 2011, for her book Main Hi Radha, Main Hi Krishna.|
|Gopi Chand Narang||Urdu (Urdu Ghazal and Hindustani Zehan-o Tehzeeb)|
|2010||Gopi Chand Narang is an Indian theorist, literary critic and scholar who writes in Urdu and English. His Urdu literary criticism covers a range of modern theoretical frameworks, including stylistics, structuralism, post-structuralism and Eastern poetry.|
|Akkitham Achhuthan Namboothiri||Malayalam (Various Poems)|
|2009||Akkitham Achhuthan Namboothiri, popularly known as Akkitham, is an Indian poet and essayist in the Malayalam language. Known for a simple and engaging style of writing, Akkitham is the recipient of India's highest literary honour, the Jnanpith Award, and the Padma Shri, Ezhuthachan Award, Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for Poetry, Odakuzhal Award among others. 2019 recipients.|
|2008||Raghuvansh||Hindi (Rise and Fall of Western Bhutik Sanskrit)|
|2007||Veerappa Moily||Kannada (Sri Ramayana Mahaneswaram)|
|Marpadi Veerappa Moily is an Indian politician belonging to the Indian National Congress from the state of Karnataka. Moily was a former Chief Minister (and first ethnic Tuluva CM) of the Indian state of Karnataka. He was elected to the Karnataka State Legislative Assembly from Karkala constituency in Udupi district. From 2009 to 2019, he represented the Chikballapur constituency in the Lok Sabha.|
|Krishna Bihari Mishra||Hindi (Festival Leela of Kalpataru)|
|2006||Krishna Bihari Mishra was born on July 1, 1936 in Ballia village of Uttar Pradesh, he was a famous writer. His Hindi genres Essay, Journalism, Biography, Memoirs, Editing, Translation Main works Journalism : Hindi Journalism : Creation of caste consciousness and Khari Boli literature. -Bhoomi, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, Journalism: History and Questions, Fine Essays Collection: Behaya's forest, houses are rising, there is a search for the courtyard etc.|
|2005||Dr. Ramamurthy Sharma||Hindi (Worth stream of Indian philosophy)|
|Narayan Desai||Gujarati (Maroon Jeevan Aaj Mari Vaani)|
|2004||Narayan Desai was an Indian Gandhian and writer. After marrying Uttara Choudhary, daughter of freedom fighter parents, Nabkrishna Choudhary and Maltidevi Choudhary, the young couple moved to Vedchi, a tribal village 60 km from Surat in Gujarat, where they worked as teachers in a Nai Talim school. Following the Bhoodan movement started by Vinoba Bhave, Narayan traveled the length and breadth of Gujarat on foot, collecting land from the rich and distributing it among the poor landless villagers. He started the mouthpiece of the Bhoodan movement, titled Bhumiputra (Son of the soil) and remained its editor till 1959.|
|Kalyan Mal Lodha||Hindi|
|2003||Kalyan Mal Lodha is an educationist, Hindi writer, literary critic and social reformer who served as the Vice Chancellor of Jodhpur University. Lodha was born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan and now lives in Kolkata. He has made significant contribution to the cause of Jainism and Jain community. He was the head of the Hindi department at the University of Calcutta.|
|2001||Ramamurthy Tripathi||Hindi (Shri Guru Mahima)|
|Ram Murti Tirpathy was born on 4 February 1929 in a small village in Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh, he did his MA from Banaras Hindu University. And obtained PhD degree. He had also worked as Professor and President of Vikram University, Ujjain, Department of Hindi, its published works: Euphoria and New Poetry, Indian Literature Philosophy, Justification, Ras Vichar, Major aspects of Sahityashastra, Lakshna and its Hindi Poetry. There is diffusion, mysticism etc.|
|Govind Chandra Pandey||Hindi (Literature, Beauty and Sanskrit)|
|2000||Govind Chandra Pandey was a famous Indian historian of Vedic and Buddhist period. He served as the Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of Ancient History at the Universities of Jaipur and Allahabad. He was also the President of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla for many years and the President of the Allahabad Museum Society and the President of the Central Tibetan Society, Sarnath Varanasi.|
|Nirmal Verma||Hindi (Bharat and Europe: Regions of Pratishruti)|
|1995||Nirmal Verma was a Hindi writer, novelist, activist and translator. He is credited as one of the pioneers of the literary movement Nai Kahaani (New Story) of Hindi literature, with his first story collection, Parinde (Bird), considered its first signature. In his career spanning five decades and various forms of literature, such as stories, travelogues and essays, he wrote five novels, eight short-story collections and nine books of non-fiction, including essays and travelogues.|
|Shivaji Sawant||Marathi (Mrityunjay)|
|1994||Shivaji Sawant (31 August 1940 – 18 September 2002) was an Indian novelist in the Marathi language. He is known as Mrityunjayakar (Mrityunjaya meaning maker) for writing the famous Marathi novel Mrityunjaya. He was the first Marathi writer to be awarded the Moortidevi Award in 1994. He had held the post of Vice President of Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad since 1995. He was the President of Baroda Sahitya Sammelan in 1983.|
|1993||Shyamacharan Dubey is an Indian sociologist and litterateur. He is also remembered as an efficient administrator and advisor to various international institutions. He was a man endowed with courage and human qualities. He was born in Madhya Pradesh, for his tradition, history, and culture, he was awarded the Moortidevi Award by the Bharatiya Jnanpith.|
|Kubernath Rai||Hindi (Maral)|
|1992||Kuber Nath Rai was a writer and scholar of Hindi literature and Sanskrit. From 1958 to 1986 he was a lecturer in the Department of English at Nalbari College, Assam. From 1986 to 1995 he was as a Principal at Swami Sahajanand Saraswati PG College, Ghazipur, UP. He received Mortidevi Award from Bharatiya Jnanpith and several awards from Government of UP, and Assam.|
|Dr. Pratibha Rai||Odia (Yaganaseni)|
|1991||Dr. Pratibha Rai is an Indian academic and author. He was born on 21 January 1943, at Albol, a remote village in Balikuda area of Jagatsinghpur district, east of Cuttack district of Odisha state. She was the first woman to win the Mortidevi Award in 1991.|
|Muni Shri Nagraj||Hindi|
|1990||Munishree Nagraj is an Indian writer, poet in Hindi language. She won the Mortidevi Award in 1990.|
|Vidya Niwas Mishra||Hindi|
|1989||Vidya Niwas Mishra was born on 28 January 1926 in Pakardiha, Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh. He did his education at Allahabad University and Gorakhpur University. MA in Sanskrit from Prayag University After completing it, he involved himself in the work of compiling a Hindi dictionary under the direction of renowned scholar Rahul Sankrityayan. Vidya Niwas Mishra was a scholar, Hindi-Sanskrit litterateur and journalist. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan.|