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HINDI WRITER KRISHNA SOBTI TO BE AWARDED JNANPITH AWARD 2017

JNANPITH AWARD 2017:


  • Renowned Hindi literature writer Krishna Sobti has been awarded the 53rd Jnanpith Award for the year 2017.
  • She is eighth women to win this award.
  • She also has written under the name Hashmat.
  • His famous works are : Mitro Marjani, Dear se Bichhudi, Zindaginama, Badalon ke Ghere, Ai Ladki, Dil-o-Danish and Gujarat Pakistan Se Gujarat Hindustan.
  • She has been the winner of the following awards also
  1. Hindi Akademi Awards
  2. Shiroman Awards
  3. Maithali Sharan Gupt Samman 
  4. Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel Zindaginama,
  5. Shaitya Akademi Fellowship
  6. Padma Bhushan

JNANPITH AWARD:

  • It is India' highest literary honor.
  • It was established in 1961 by Bharatiya Jnanpith Trust founded by the Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain family that owns the Times of India newspaper group.
  • Any person, who writes in any of the 22 official language mentioned in VIII Schedule of Constitution of India and English language, is eligible for this award.
  • This award carries a cash prize of 11 lakh rupees.
  • The first winner of this award was G. Sankara Kurup in Malayalam language.
  • The first women winner of this award was Ashapoorna Devi in Bengali language.

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