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




1965G Sankara KurupOtakkuzhal                                     Malayalam
1966Tarashankar BandopadhyayaBengali
1967Kuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa (Kuvempu) Sri Ramayana Darshanam               Kannada
1967Umashankar JoshiGujarati
1968Sumitranandan PantCOMPLETE COLLECTION                 



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

Complete collection                         

1982Mahadevi VarmaMahadevi Varma: Political Essays on Women, Culture,        and Nation                                      Hindi
1983Maasti Venkatesh AyengarKannada
1984Thakazhi Sivasankara PillaiMalayalam
1985Pannalal PatelGujarati
1986Sachidananda Rout RoyOriya
1987Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar (Kusumagraj)Marathi
1988Dr.C. Narayana ReddyTelugu
1989Qurratulain HyderFireflies in the Mist                           Urdu
1990V. K. Gokak (Vinayaka Krishna Gokak)Kannada
1991Subhas MukhopadhyayBengali
1992Naresh MehtaSamidha (1 To 2)                            Hindi
1993Sitakant MahapatraOriya
1994U.R. AnanthamurthyKannada
1995M. T. Vasudevan NairMalayalam
1996Mahasweta DeviRudali                                            Bengali
1997Ali Sardar JafriAli Sardar Jafri                                Urdu
1998Girish KarnadKannada
1999Nirmal VermaHindi
1999Gurdial SinghPunjabi
2000Indira GoswamiAssamese
2001Rajendra Keshavlal ShahGujarati
2002D. JayakanthanTamil
2003Vinda KarandikarMarathi
2004Rahman RahiKashmiri
2005Kunwar NarayanHindi
2006Ravindra KelekarKonkani
2006Satya Vrat ShastriSanskrit
2007KeralaO. N. V. KurupMalayalamOnv.JPG
2008Akhlaq Mohammed Khan ‘Shahryar’Urdu
2009Amar KantHindi
2009Shrilal ShuklaHindi








Chandrashekhara Kambara


Pratibha Ray

Dr. Ravuri Bharadwaja

for his contributions to Kannada literature


Oriya Literature

Telugu Literature - Pakudu Rallu








46 Responses

  1. saiprakash says:

    can you mention winners of 2009,2010,

  2. Anonymous says:

    who is 2011 winner

  3. Sanjay kumar chaudhary says:

    Who is the winner of jnanpith award 2011.

  4. Anonymous says:

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

  5. Sheikh says:

    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

  6. chandu says:

    2011 winner of gnanpith award

  7. Mallika goldar says:

    The name of gaynpith award winer

  8. suresh shukla says:

    who is janpith awardee of 2012

  9. shovonc says:

    Thanks for the effort. My dad and uncles were mostly Bengali chauvinists, so this list provides some much needed perspective!

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