List of Jnanpith Award Winners – India’s Highest Literary Award




1965 G Sankara KurupOtakkuzhal                                      Malayalam
1966 Tarashankar Bandopadhyaya Bengali
1967 Kuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa (Kuvempu) Sri Ramayana Darshanam               Kannada
1967 Umashankar Joshi Gujarati
1968 Sumitranandan PantCOMPLETE COLLECTION                 



1969 Firaq GorakhpuriHazar Sher Firaq Ke                         Urdu
1970 Viswanatha Satyanarayana Telugu
1971 Bishnu DeySHRESHTHA KABITA                         Bengali
1972 Ramdhari Singh ‘DinkarUrvash                                         i Complete collection                          Hindi
1973 Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre Kannada
1973 Gopinath Mohanty Paraja                                             Oriya
1974 Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar Marathi
1975 P.V.Akilan Tamil
1976 Asha Purna Devi Leela Chirantan (Novel)                   Bengali
1977 K.Shivaram Karanth Kannada
1978 Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan ‘Ajneya’Ajneya-2                                        Complete collection                          Hindi
1979 Birendra Kumar BhattacharyaMRITYUNJAYAM                                Assamese
1980 S. K. PottekkattEs. Ke. Pottekkattinte Kathakal         Malayalam
1981 Amrita PritamPinjar: The skeleton and Other stories

Complete collection                         

1982 Mahadevi VarmaMahadevi Varma: Political Essays on Women, Culture,        and Nation                                       Hindi
1983 Maasti Venkatesh Ayengar Kannada
1984 Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Malayalam
1985 Pannalal Patel Gujarati
1986 Sachidananda Rout Roy Oriya
1987 Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar (Kusumagraj) Marathi
1988 Dr.C. Narayana Reddy Telugu
1989 Qurratulain HyderFireflies in the Mist                            Urdu
1990 V. K. Gokak (Vinayaka Krishna Gokak) Kannada
1991 Subhas Mukhopadhyay Bengali
1992 Naresh MehtaSamidha (1 To 2)                             Hindi
1993 Sitakant Mahapatra Oriya
1994 U.R. Ananthamurthy Kannada
1995 M. T. Vasudevan Nair Malayalam
1996 Mahasweta DeviRudali                                             Bengali
1997 Ali Sardar JafriAli 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 D. Jayakanthan Tamil
2003 Vinda Karandikar Marathi
2004 Rahman Rahi Kashmiri
2005 Kunwar Narayan Hindi
2006 Ravindra Kelekar Konkani
2006 Satya Vrat Shastri Sanskrit
2007 Kerala O. N. V. Kurup Malayalam Onv.JPG
2008 Akhlaq Mohammed Khan ‘Shahryar’ Urdu
2009 Amar Kant Hindi
2009 Shrilal Shukla Hindi








Chandrashekhara Kambara


Pratibha Ray

Dr. Ravuri Bharadwaja

for his contributions to Kannada literature


Oriya Literature

Telugu Literature – Pakudu Rallu








  • I want to know the names of the Jnanpith Award winner of 2007, 2008, & 2009 year.



  • Mrinmay

    Hasn’t the winner of 2009 announced yet?

  • payal

    the award for 2009 has been awarded to d. jayankantan


  • sreejith mohan

    it has not declared yet

  • Rupesh Singh

    I want to know that when Jnanpith award was foundard and by whom

  • Rakesh

    I want to know 2009 and 2010 Jnanpith award winners plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Rakesh,

    They r yet to b announced. !!!!

    it’s strange, but true…

  • jnanesh



    well Janapitha award for 2011 is again fir KANNADA 😀
    congrats Mr Chandrashekar Kambar….
    feeling great…………
    🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Anonymous

    first of all hats off to chandrashekar kambar…kannada deserve’s more they have such a rich language and history

  • Anonymous

    thanks to mr CSK

  • muralikrishna

    i like jokumaraswamy(csk).

  • prashanth

    hats off to chandrashekar kambara sir…really he deserves the honor…great person, great thoughts and great honor……siri gannadam gelge siri gannnadam balge….

  • Anonymous

    the winner of ‘bhartiya gnanpith award 2009’ is AMARKANT [hindi author] and for 2010 is CHANDRASHEKHER KAMBER [malyali poet].

  • Jnanpith award for 2009 is Sri Amarkanth and Sri Srilal Shukla (Hindi) and Sri Chandrashekhar Kambar (Kannada) for the year 2010

  • Anonymous

    which language didnt get this award?

  • Anonymous

    It is a good collection thanks alot………….

  • NAGARJUN ko kyon nahi gyanpeeth mila ?

  • NAGARJUN ko gyanpeeth kyon nahi mila?

  • gaurav

    jyanpeeth award2011

  • dhrithi

    thank god i got it i was searching in many websites by the way why did not raj kumar get this award yaar?;)

  • g

    which Raj Kumar? Kannada/Hindi actor? this award is given only for literature (lifetime achievement)

  • Anonymous

    really good info.
    want to see the new winners.

  • sanjeevini navadgi

    Really informative.
    Want know about the new winners.

  • Subodh Singh

    congratulations mr. chandershekhar kambra


    Shri. Chandrasekara Kambara ravare.
    Sir, karnatakadalli kannada shalegala abivruddige navellaru shramisabekide aa kelasa nimma mukandathvadalli nedeyali.

  • Anonymous


  • ayati

    why are the jnanpith so called??

  • saiprakash

    can you mention winners of 2009,2010,

  • Anonymous

    who is 2011 winner

  • Sanjay kumar chaudhary

    Who is the winner of jnanpith award 2011.

  • Anonymous

    On feb 11,2011 prime minister conferred the prestigious jnanpith award to Kerala ‘s veteran poet O.N.V.Kurup

  • Sheikh

    I wntd to knw tht who is the winner of janapeeta award 2011……..aftr seeing those winners im very happy i would like to be one in its list

  • 2011 winner of gnanpith award

  • Mallika goldar

    The name of gaynpith award winer

  • suresh shukla

    who is janpith awardee of 2012

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