List of Jnanpith Award Recipients in India up to 2014. The Jnanpith Award is a literary award in India. It is one of the most prestigious literary honours in India. The award was instituted in 1961. Any Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages of India is eligible for the honour. It is presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith, a trust founded by the Sahu Jain family, the publishers of the The Times of India newspaper.

The name of the award is taken from Sanskrit words jnāna and pīṭha (knowledge-seat). It carries a cheque for 7 lakh, a citation plaque and a bronze replica of Saraswati, the Indian goddess of knowledge, music, and the arts.
List of Jnanpith Award Recipients up to 2014 [PDF]
Complete List of Jnanpith Award Recipients
Year Name Works Language
1965
G. Sankara Kurup
Odakkuzhal
Malayalam
1966
Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay
Ganadevta
Bengali
1967
Kuppali Venkatappagowda Puttappa
Sri Ramayana Darshanam
Kannada
Umashankar Joshi
Nishitha
Gujarati
1968
Sumitranandan Pant
Chidambara
Hindi
1969
Firaq Gorakhpuri
Gul-e-Naghma
Urdu
1970
Viswanatha Satyanarayana
Ramayana Kalpavrikshamu 
(A resourceful tree: Ramayana)
Telugu
1971
Bishnu Dey
Smriti Satta Bhavishyat
Bengali
1972
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
Urvashi
Hindi
1973
Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre
Nakutanti (Naku Thanthi) (Four Strings)
Kannada
Gopinath Mohanty
Matimatal
Oriya
1974
Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar
Yayati
Marathi
1975
P. V. Akilan
Chitttrappavai
Tamil
1976
Ashapurna Devi
Pratham Pratisruti
Bengali
1977
K. Shivaram Karanth
Mookajjiya Kanasugalu (Mookajjis dreams)
Kannada
1978
Sachchidananda Vatsyayan
Kitni Navon Men Kitni Bar (How many times in how many boats?)
Hindi
1979
Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya
Mrityunjay (Immortal)
Assamese
1980
S. K. Pottekkatt
Oru Desathinte Katha (Story of a land)
Malayalam
1981
Amrita Pritam
Kagaj te Canvas
Punjabi
1982
Mahadevi Varma
Yama
Hindi
1983
Masti Venkatesha Iyengar
Chikkaveera Rajendra (Life and struggle of Kodava King Chikkaveera Rajendra)
Kannada
1984
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
Kayar (Coir)
Malayalam
1985
Pannalal Patel
Maanavi Ni Bhavaai
Gujarati
1986
Sachidananda Routray
---
Oriya
1987
Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar (Kusumagraj)
For his contributions to Marathi literature
Marathi
1988
C. Narayana Reddy
Vishwambhara
Telugu
1989
Qurratulain Hyder
Akhire Shab Ke Humsafar
Urdu
1990
V. K. Gokak (Vinayaka Krishna Gokak)
Bharatha Sindhu Rashmi
Kannada
1991
Subhas Mukhopadhyay
Padatik (The Foot Soldier)
Bengali
1992
Naresh Mehta
---
Hindi
1993
Sitakant Mahapatra
For outstanding contribution to the enrichment of Indian literature, 1973–92
Oriya
1994
U. R. Ananthamurthy
For his contributions to Kannada literature
Kannada
1995
M. T. Vasudevan Nair
For his contributions to Malayalam literature
Malayalam
1996
Mahasweta Devi
Hajar Churashir Maa
Bengali
1997
Ali Sardar Jafri
---
Urdu
1998
Girish Karnad
For his contributions to Kannada literature and for contributions to Kannada theatre (Yayati).
Kannada
1999
Nirmal Verma
---
Hindi
Gurdial Singh
---
Ardh channee rathni
2000
Indira Goswami
---
Assamese
2001
Rajendra Shah
---
Gujarati
2002
D. Jayakanthan
---
Tamil
2003
Vinda Karandikar
For his contributions to Marathi literature
Marathi
2004
Rehman Rahi
Subhuk Soda, Kalami Rahi and Siyah Rode Jaren Manz
Kashmiri
2005
Kunwar Narayan
---
Hindi
2006
Ravindra Kelekar
---
Konkani
Satya Vrat Shastri
---
Sanskrit
2007
O. N. V. Kurup
For his contributions to Malayalam literature
Malayalam
2008
Akhlaq Mohammed Khan 'Shahryar'
---
Urdu
2009
Amar Kant
---
Hindi
Sri Lal Sukla
---
Hindi
2010
Chandrashekhara Kambara
For his contributions to Kannada literature
Kannada
2011
Pratibha Ray
---
Oriya
2012
Ravuri Bharadhwaja
For his contributions to Telugu literature
Telugu
2013
Kedarnath Singh
---
Hindi

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