The Gyanpeeth Jnanpith Award founded in 1961. It is an Indian Literary award, which is given for the outstanding work done in the field of literature by the Bhartiya Jnanpith. The nominees are selected on the basis of their most outstanding work in writing field.
Jnanpith Award Winners List in Hindi
The financial value of this prize is 1 lakh to 47 lakh. The first winner of this award is Malayalam writer G. Sankara Kurup in 1965 & the Last but not the least award was given in 2016. The award received 57 writers till now, including 7 women authors too.
The nominations for the award are received from various literary experts, teachers, critics, universities, and numerous literary and language associations. The Bengali writer Ashapoorna Devi became the first women award holder of this prestigious award. The most recent winner of the award is Bengali poet and critic Shankha Ghosh who was awarded for the year 2016.
Gyanpeeth Award Winners List of Languages
The Selection Board consists of between seven and eleven members of high profile and reputation.
Given are the recipients of Gyanpeeth Jnanpith Award from 1990 to present –
1990 – V K Gokak (Kannada)
1991 – Subhas Mukhopadhyay (Bengali
1992 – Naresh Mehta (Hindi
1993 – Sitakant Mahapatra (Odia
1994 – U R Ananthamurthy (Kannada
1995 – Dr. M. T Vasudevan Nair (Malayalam
1996 – Mahasweta Devi (Bengali)
1997 – Ali Sardar Jafri (Urdu)
1998 – Girish Karnad (Kannada)
1999 – Nirmal Verma (Hindi)
1999 – Gurdial Singh (Punjabi)
2000 – Indira Goswami (Assamese)
2001 – Rajendra Keshavlal Shah (Gujarati)
2002 – Rahman Rahi (Tamil)
2003 – Vinda Karandikar (Marathi)
2004 – Rahman Rahi (Kashmiri)
2005 – Kunwar Narayan (Hindi)
2006 – Ravindra Kelekar (Konkani)
2006 – Satya Vrat Shastri (Sanskrit)
2007 – Dr. O. N. V. Kurup (Malayalam)
2008 – Akhlaq Mohammed Khan Shahryar (Urdu)
2009 – Shrilal Shukla (Urdu)
2009 – Amar Kant (Hindi)
2010 – Chandrashekhara Kambara (Kannada)
2011 – Pratibha Ray (Odia)
2012 – Ravuri Bharadhwaja (Telugu)
2013 – Kedarnath Singh (Hindi)
2014 – Bhalchandra Nemade (Marathi)
2015 – Raghuveer Chaudary (Gujarati)
2016 – Shankha Gosh (Bengali) also.
Along with the cash prize worth 1 lakh, the prize also consists of a citation plaque and a bronze replica of Maa Saraswati, who is the Hindu Goddess of Literature, knowledge and wisdom. So download the list of Jnanpith Award Winners List in Hindi and gyanpeeth award first lady.
Finally this is one of the outstanding awards in literature.