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Jnanpith Award Winners

List of all Bhartiya Jnanpith Award Winners and their contrributions

Year Name Contribution Language
2010 Chandrashekhara Kambara for his contributions to Kannada literature Kannada
2009 Amar Kant   Hindi
2009 Shrilal Shukla   Hindi
2008 Akhlaq Mohammed Khan 'Shahryar'   Urdu
2007 Dr. O. N. V. Kurup for his contributions to Malayalam literature Malayalam
2006 Satya Vrat Shastri   Sanskrit
2006 Ravindra Kelekar   Konkani
2005 Kunwar Narayan   Hindi
2004 Rahman Rahi Subhuk Soda, Kalami Rahi and Siyah Rode Jaren Manz Kashmiri
2003 Vinda Karandikar Ashtadarshana (poetry) Marathi
2002 D. Jayakanthan   Tamil
2001 Rajendra Keshavlal Shah   Gujarati
2000 Indira Goswami   Assamese
1999 Gurdial Singh   Punjabi
1999 Nirmal Verma   Hindi
1998 Girish Karnad for his contributions to Kannada literature and for contributions to kannada theater (yayati) Kannada
1997 Ali Sardar Jafri   Urdu
1996 Mahasweta Devi Hajar Churashir Ma Bengali
1995 Dr. M. T. Vasudevan Nair Randamoozham (Second Chance) Malayalam
1994 U. R. Ananthamurthy for his contributions to Kannada literature Kannada
1993 Sitakant Mahapatra for contribution to the enrichment of Indian literature Oriya
1992 Naresh Mehta   Hindi
1991 Subhas Mukhopadhyay Padati Bengali
1990 V. K. Gokak (Vinayaka Krishna Gokak) Bharatha Sindhu Rashmi Kannada
1989 Qurratulain Hyder Akhire Shab Ke Humsafar Urdu
1988 Dr. C. Narayana Reddy Vishwambhara Telugu
1987 Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar(Kusumagraj) Natsamrat Marathi
1986 Sachidananda Rout Roy   Oriya
1985 Pannalal Patel Maanavi Ni Bhavaai (માનવીની ભવાઇ) Gujarati
1984 Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Kayar {Coir} Malayalam
1983 Maasti Venkatesh Ayengar Chikkaveera Rajendra (Life and struggle of Kodava King Chikkaveera Rajendra) Kannada
1982 Mahadevi Varma Yama Hindi
1981 Amrita Pritam Kagaj te Canvas Punjabi
1980 S. K. Pottekkatt Oru Desathinte Katha (Story of a land) Malayalam
1979 Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya Mrityunjay (Immortal) Assamese
1978 Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan 'Ajneya' Kitni Navon Men Kitni Bar (How many times in many boats?) Hindi
1977 K. Shivaram Karanth Mookajjiya Kanasugalu (Mookajjis dreams) Kannada
1976 Ashapurna Devi Pratham Pratisruti Bengali
1975 P. V. Akilan Chitttrappavai Tamil
1974 Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar Yayati Marathi
1973 Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre Nakutanti (Naku Thanthi) (Four Strings) Kannada
1973 Gopinath Mohanty Paraja Oriya
1972 Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' Urvashi Hindi
1971 Bishnu Dey Smriti Satta Bhavishyat Bengali
1970 Viswanatha Satyanarayana Ramayana Kalpavrikshamu (A resourceful tree:Ramayana) Telugu
1969 Firaq Gorakhpuri Gul-e-Naghma Urdu
1968 Sumitranandan Pant Chidambara Hindi
1967 Umashankar Joshi Nishitha Gujarati
1967 Kuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa(Kuvempu) Sri Ramayana Darshanam Kannada
1966 Tarashankar Bandopadhyaya Ganadevta Bengali
1965 G. Sankara Kurup Odakkuzhal (Flute) Malayalam