Jnanpith Award Winners List 2022 | List of Winners Latest Updated

Jnanpith Award Winners List 2022 | List of Winners Latest Updated – The Jnanpith Award is the oldest and the highest Indian literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith to an author for their “outstanding contribution towards literature”.  Here We Are Providing The latest Jnanpith Award Winners of 2019, 2020, 2021 And 2022. Read the full article for more interesting facts like full list of winner, language which won the maximum Jnanpith award and many more about the award.

The Jnanpith Award (also known as the Jnanpith Award in Hindi) is considered to be the highest honour for literature in India. It was established in 1961 by the Bharatiya Jnanpith. This honour is given only to Indian citizens for their “outstanding contribution to literature in the Constitution of India and in any Indian language included in the Eighth Schedule of English.”

The first recipient of the Jnanpith Award was G. Shankar Kurup, who won it in 1965 for his compilation in Malayalam language, Odakkuzhal. Bengali novelist Ashapurna Devi was the first woman to win the Jnanpith Award. Devi won the award for her novel Pratishruti. List of Renamed Railway Stations In India Latest Updated List

Jnanpith Award Winners List
Jnanpith Award Winners List

Jnanpith Award Winners List 2022 | List of Winners Latest Updated

Year Recipient(s) Language(s)
1965 (1st) G. Sankara Kurup Malayalam
1966 (2nd) Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay Bengali
1967 (3rd) Umashankar Joshi Gujarati
1967 (3rd) Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa ‘Kuvempu’ Kannada
1968 (4th) Sumitranandan Pant Hindi
1969 (5th) Firaq Gorakhpuri Urdu
1970 (6th) Viswanatha Satyanarayana Telugu
1971 (7th) Bishnu Dey Bengali
1972 (8th) Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’ Hindi
1973 (9th) D. R. Bendre Kannada
1973 (9th) Gopinath Mohanty Odia
1974 (10th) Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar Marathi
1975 (11th) Akilan Tamil
1976 (12th) Ashapoorna Devi Bengali
1977 (13th) K. Shivaram Karanth Kannada
1978 (14th) Sachchidananda Vatsyayan Hindi
1979 (15th) Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya Assamese
1980 (16th) S. K. Pottekkatt Malayalam
1981 (17th) Amrita Pritam Punjabi
1982 (18th) Mahadevi Varma Hindi
1983 (19th) Masti Venkatesha Iyengar Kannada
1984 (20th) Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Malayalam
1985 (21st) Pannalal Patel Gujarati
1986 (22nd) Sachidananda Routray Odia
1987 (23rd) Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar ‘Kusumagraj’ Marathi
1988 (24th) C. Narayana Reddy Telugu
1989 (25th) Qurratulain Hyder Urdu
1990 (26th) Vinayaka Krishna Gokak Kannada
1991 (27th) Subhash Mukhopadhyay Bengali
1992 (28th) Naresh Mehta Hindi
1993 (29th) Sitakant Mahapatra Odia
1994 (30th) U. R. Ananthamurthy Kannada
1995 (31st) M. T. Vasudevan Nair Malayalam
1996 (32nd) Mahasweta Devi Bengali
1997 (33rd) Ali Sardar Jafri Urdu
1998 (34th) Girish Karnad Kannada
1999 (35th) Nirmal Verma Hindi
1999 (35th) Gurdial Singh Punjabi
2000 (36th) Mamoni Raisom Goswami Assamese
2001 (37th) Rajendra Shah Gujarati
2002 (38th) Jayakanthan Tamil
2003 (39th) Vinda Karandikar Marathi
2004 (40th) Rehman Rahi Kashmiri
2005 (41st) Kunwar Narayan Hindi
2006 (42nd) Ravindra Kelekar Konkani
2006 (42nd) Satya Vrat Shastri Sanskrit
2007 (43rd) O. N. V. Kurup Malayalam
2008 (44th) Akhlaq Mohammed Khan ‘Shahryar’ Urdu
2009 (45th) Amarkant Hindi
2009 (45th) Sri Lal Sukla Hindi
2010 (46th) Chandrashekhara Kambara Kannada
2011 (47th) Pratibha Ray Odia
2012 (48th) Ravuri Bharadhwaja Telugu
2013 (49th) Kedarnath Singh Hindi
2014 (50th) Bhalchandra Nemade Marathi
2015 (51st) Raghuveer Chaudhari Gujarati
2016 (52nd) Shankha Ghosh Bengali
2017 (53rd) Krishna Sobti Hindi
2018 (54th) Amitav Ghosh English
2019 (55th) Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri Malayalam
2020 (56th) Nilamani Phookan Assamese
2021 (57th) Damodar Mauzo Konkani

Which languages have the maximum number of jnanpith awards been awarded?

  • Hindi, Total 11 Jnanpith award
  • Assamese – 3 times
  • Konkoni – 2 times
  • Malayalam – 6 times
  • Bengali – 6 times
  • English – 1 times
  • Gujarati – 4 times
  • Hindi – 11 times
  • Marathi – 4 times
  • Kannada – 8 times
  • Telugu – 3 times
  • Urdu – 4times
  • Odia – 4 times

Most Frequently Asked Questions :

Question 1: Who is the recipient of Jnanpith Award 2021?
  • Renowned Konkani writer Damodar Maujo has been awarded the 57th Jnanpith Award in 2021.
Question 2: Who is the recipient of Jnanpith Award 2020?
  • Neelamani Fukan has been awarded the 56th Jnanpith Award in 2020.
Question 3: Who received the first Jnanpith Award?
  • G. Shankar Kurup (in 1965)
Question 4: Which language won the highest Jnanpith award?
  • Most of the Jnanpith awards by 2021 have been given in Hindi language.
  • The Jnanpith Award was given in English only once till 2021.
  • Amitav Ghosh is the winner of the 54th Jnanpith Award in English language in the year 2018.
Question 5: Why is the Jnanpith Award given?
  • The Jnanpith Award is the oldest and highest Indian literary award awarded annually by the Indian Jnanpith to a writer for his “outstanding contribution to literature”.

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