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Jnanpith Award 2023

Jnanpith Award 2023:

The Jnanpith selection committee announced that the 58th Jnanpith Award will be given to two writers, Sanskrit scholar Jagadguru Rambhadracharya and Urdu poet and lyricist Gulzar, for 2023.


  • Gulzar (Sampuran Singh Kalra) was born on 18th August 1934, in the village of Dina, Jhelum district of undivided India.
  • He is one of the most respected names not just in cinema but also in literary circles. He is considered one of the finest Urdu poets of his era.
  • Gulzar received the Sahitya Akademi Award (2002) for Urdu, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award (2013), the Padma Bhushan (2004), and the National Film Awards for his works.

Jagadguru Rambhadracharya:

  • Jagadguru Ramanandacharya, is a polyglot, Hindu spiritual leader, educator, poet and writer. He was born in 1950 in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh and speaks 22 languages.
  • Rambhadracharya is a poet and writer in several Indian languages, including Sanskrit, Hindi, Awadhi, and Maithili.
  • He has written more than 240 books and texts in various Indian languages and received the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.
  • Arundhatī, Aṣṭāvakra, Avadha Kai Ajoriya and Dashavtar are some of the literary works composed by Rambhadracharya.
  • He is the founder and head of Tulsi Peeth in Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh

Jnanpith Award:

  • The Jnanpith Award is India’s oldest and highest literary award.
  • It’s given annually to an author for their “outstanding contribution towards literature”.
  • The award was established in 1961 and first awarded in 1965.
  • The Award considers both English and other Indian languages. However, eligibility is restricted to Indian citizens. It is not given posthumously.
  • It is presented by Bharatiya Jnanpith to recognize outstanding contributions to Indian literature.
  • Bharatiya Jnanpith, established in 1944 by Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain and his wife Rama Jain, is a prestigious literary and research organization headquartered in New Delhi, India.
  • Awardees receive a cash prize of Rs 11 lakh, a statue of Vagdevi, and a citation, honouring their literary achievements.