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Jnanpith Awards: Complete List of Winners between 1965 – 2022

Jnanpith Awards in India: Complete List of Winners between 1965 – 2022 – The Jnanpith Award is the oldest and the highest Indian literary award and is presented every year by the Bharatiya Jnanpith to an author for their “outstanding contribution towards literature”.

  • The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 11 lakh and a bronze replica of Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of learning.
  • The first recipient of the award was Malayalam writer G Sankara Kurup in 1965 for his novel ‘Odakkuzhal’ (The Bamboo Flute).

List of Jnanpith Award Winners from 1965 to 2022

YearJnanpith Award winnersLanguage
1965G. Sankara KurupMalayalam
1966Tarashankar BandopadhyayaBengali
1967Kuppali Venkatappagowda PuttappaKannada
1967Umashankar JoshiGujarati
1968Sumitranandan PantHindi
1969Firaq GorakhpuriUrdu
1970Viswanatha SatyanarayanaTelugu
1971Bishnu DeyBengali
1972Ramdhari Singh DinkarHindi
1973Dattatreya Ramachandra BendreKannada
1973Gopinath MohantyOriya
1974Vishnu Sakharam KhandekarMarathi
1975P. V. AkilanTamil
1976Ashapurna DeviBengali
1977K. Shivaram KaranthKannada
1978Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan ‘Ajneya’Hindi
1979Birendra Kumar BhattacharyaAssamese
1980S. K. PottekkattMalayalam
1981Amrita PritamPunjabi
1982Mahadevi VarmaHindi
1983Masti Venkatesh IyengarKannada
1984Thakazhi Sivasankara PillaiMalayalam
1985Pannalal PatelGujarati
1986Sachidananda RoutrayOriya
1987Vishnu Vaman ShirwadkarMarathi
1988Dr. C. Narayana ReddyTelugu
1989Qurratulain HyderUrdu
1990Vinayaka Krishna GokakKannada
1991Subhas MukhopadhyayBengali
1992Naresh MehtaHindi
1993Sitakant MahapatraOriya
1994U. R. AnanthamurthyKannada
1995Dr. M. T. Vasudevan NairMalayalam
1996Mahasweta DeviBengali
1997Ali Sardar JafriUrdu
1998Girish KarnadKannada
1999Gurdial SinghPunjabi
1999Nirmal VermaHindi
2000Indira GoswamiAssamese
2001Rajendra Keshavlal ShahGujarati
2002D. JayakanthanTamil
2003Vinda KarandikarMarathi
2004Rehman RahiKashmiri
2005Kunwar NarayanHindi
2006Ravindra KelekarKonkani
2006Satya Vrat ShastriSanskrit
2007Dr. O. N. V. KurupMalayalam
2008Akhlaq Mohammed KhanUrdu
2009Amar KantHindi
2009Shrilal ShuklaHindi
2010Chandrashekhara KambaraKannada
2011Pratibha RayOriya
2012Ravauri BharadwajaTelegu
2013Kedarnath SinghHindi
2014Bhalchandra NemadeMarathi
2015Dr. Raghuvir ChaudhariGujarati
2016Shanka GhoshBengali
2017Krishna SobtiHindi
2018Amitav GhoshEnglish
2019Akkitham Achuthan NamboothiriMalayalam
2020Nilamani PhookanAssamese
2021Damodar MauzoKonkani

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