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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.

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2008

Name Details Language
Akhlaq Mohammed Khan 'Shahryar'

Urdu

2007

Name Details Language
O. N. V. Kurup

Malayalam

2006

Name Details Language
Ravindra Kelekar

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Konkani
Satya Vrat Shastri

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Sanskrit

2005

Name Details Language
Kunwar Narayan

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Hindi

2004

Name Details Language
Rahman Rahi

Subhuk Soda, Kalami Rahi and Siyah Rode Jaren Manz

Kashmiri

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