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Jnanpith Award

The country's highest literary award, the Jnanpith Award,  is given to any Indian writer for his or her  outstanding contribution in any of the 18 languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. It is given for outstanding contribution to creative writing in a specified period of 15 years but excluding the five years immediately preceding the year.The award was instituted in May 22, 1961.  The total prize money for the scheme is Rs. 2.5 lakhs.

Jnanpith Recipients
Year

 G. Sankarakurup (Malayalam)

 1965

 Tharasankar Banerjee (Bengali)

 1966

 K. V.Puttappa (Kannada)

 1967

 Umashankar Joshy (Gujarathi)

 1967

 Sumithranandan Pant (Hindi)

 1968

 Firaqoravupuri (Reghupathisahayi) (Urdu)

 1969

 Vishwanatha Sathyanarayana (Telugu)

 1970

 Bishnu De (Bengali)

 1971

 Ramdhari Sinha Dhinakar (Hindi)

 1972

 Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre (Kannada)

 1973

 Gopinath Mohantyi (Oriya)

 1973

 V.S. Khandekar (Marathi)

 1974

 Akhilan ( P.V. Akhilandam) (Tamil)

 1975

 Ashapoorna Devi (Bengali)

 1976

 V Shivram Karanth (Kannada)

 1977

 Anjay (Sachithanandha Heerananda Valsian)
(Hindi)

 1978

 B.K Bhattacharya  (Assamese)

 1979

 S.K.Pottakkat (Malayalam)

 1980

 Amrita Pritam (Punjabi)

 1981

 Mahadevi Varma (Hindi)

 1982

 Masti Venkatesh Iyengar(Kannada)

 1983

 Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai (Malayalam)

 1984

 Pannalal Patel (Gujarathi)

 1985

 Sachidhananda Rowthrai (Oriya)

 1986

 Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar Kusumagraj (Marathi)

 1987 

 Dr. C. Narayana Reddy (Telugu)

 1988 

 Qurrailatin Hyder (Urdu)

 1989 

 Vinayak Krishna Gokak (Kannada)

 1990 

 Subhas Mukherji (Bengali)

 1991 

 Naresh Mehta (Hindi)

 1992 

 Dr.Seethakantha Mahapatra (Oriya)

 1993 

 U.R. Ananthamoorthi (Kannada)

 1994 

 M.T.Vasudevan Nair (Malayalam)

 1995 

 Mahashwetha Devi (Bengali)

 1996

 Sardar Ali Jafri (Urdu)

 1997

 Girish Karnad (Kannada)

 1998

 Nirmal Varma (Hindi)

 1999

 Gurdhayal Singh (Punjabi)

 1999 

 Dr. Indira Goswami (Assamese)

 2000

 Rajendra Keshavlal Shah  

 2001

 D. Jayakanthan (Tamil)

 2002

 Vinda Karandikar (Marathi)

 2003

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