Poshan

Jnanpith Awards for ONV Kurup & 'Shahryar'

Award for the year 2007 and 2008 goes to Malyalam and Urdu respectively

New Delhi,
Jnanpith Awards for ONV Kurup & 'Shahryar'
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+0553

Eminent Malayalam litterateur ONV Kurup and noted Urdu poet Akhlaq Khan Shahryar have been chosen for the Jnanpith Award for the year 2007 and 2008 respectively for their contribution to literature.

The recipients for the country's highest literary honour were announced here today after a meeting of Jnanpith Selection Board chaired by noted Oriya writer and Jnanpith award winner Sitakant Mahapatra.

Born in 1931 in Kerala's Kollam district, Kurup is a leading voice among the contemporary Malayalam poets who has reinvented the narrative transition of Malayalam poetry through his long poems like 'Ujjayini' and 'Swayamvaram'.

According to a statement by Bharatiya Jnanpith, the trust which presents the award, Kurup began his career as a "progressive writer and matured into a humanist though he never gave up his commitment to socialist ideology".

Kurup has 20 collections of poetry to his credit. He is also winner of several awards and honours including Kerala Sahitya Academy award, Sahitya Academy award, Vayalar award and Padmashri.

Born in 1936 in a Muslim Rajput family in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district, Shahryar shaped himself as an "intellectual poet", whose poetry strongly expresses an "ideological non-commitment".

His roots, according to the statement, "lie in the poet's desire for self-realisation and his attempt to understand modern problems".

"Shahryar is not concerned in his poetry with messages or conclusions. Rather, he expresses the spiritual suffering and psychological anguish of what he regards as the wounded modern man," the statement said.

Shahryar, who played a major role in shaping today's Urdu poetry, has received numerous awards including Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academy award, Sahitya Akademy award, Delhi Urdu Academy award and Firaq Sammaan.

Jnanpith Award Winners

Year Language Winner For
2008 Urdu Akhlaq Mohammed Khan 'Shahryar'  
2007 Malayalam O.N.V. Kurup  
2006 Sanskrit Satya Vrat Shastri  
2006 Konkani Ravindra Kelekar  
2005 Hindi Kunwar Narayan  
2004 Kashmiri Rahman Rahi Subhuk Soda, Kalami Rahi and Siyah Rode Jaren Manz
2003 Marathi Vinda Karandikar Ashtadarshana (poetry)
2002 Tamil Dandapani Jayakanthan  

2001

Gujarati

Rajendra Keshavlal Shah

 

2000

Assamese

Indira Goswami

 

1999

Punjabi

Gurdial Singh

 

1999

Hindi

Nirmal Verma

 

1998

Kannada

Girish Karnad

 

1997

Urdu

Ali Sardar Jafri

 

1996

Bengali

Mahesweta Devi

 

1995

Malayalam

M.T. Vasudevan Nair

 

1994

Kannada

U.R. Anantha Murthy

 

1993

Oriya

Sitakant Mahapatra

 

1992

Hindi

Naresh Mehta

 

1991

Bengali

Subhash Mukhopadhyay

 

1990

Kannada

V.K Gokak

 

1989

Urdu

Qurratulain Hyder

 

1988

Telugu

Dr C. Narayanan Reddy

 

1987

Marathi

Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar Kusumagraj

 

1986

Oriya

Sachidanand Rout Roy

 

1985

Gujarati

Pannalal Patel

 

1984

Malayalam

Takazhi Sivashankar Pillai

 

1983

Kannada

Masti Venkatesh Ayengar

 

1982

Hindi

Mahadevi Varma

 

1981

Punjabi

Amrita Pritam

Kagaj te Canvas

1980

Malayalam

S.K Pottekkatt

Oru Desattinte Katha

1979

Assamese

Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya

Mrityunjay

1978

Hindi

S.H.V Ajneya

Kitni Navon Men Kitni Bar

1977

Kannada

K Shivaram Karanth

Mukkajjiya Kanasugalu

1976

Bengali

Asha Purna Devi

Pratham Pratisruti

1975

Tamil

P.V Akilandam

Chitttrappavai

1974

Marathi

Vishnu Sakaram Khandekar

Yayati

1973

Oriya

Gopinath Mohanty

Mattimatal

1973

Kannada

Dattatreya Ramachandran Bendre

Nakutanti

1972

Hindi

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar

Urvashi

1971

Bengali

Bishnu Dey

Smriti Satta Bhavishyat

1970

Telugu

Vishwanath Satyanarayan

Ramayana Kalpavrikshamu

1969

Urdu

Firaq Gorakpuri

Gul-e-Naghma

1968

Hindi

Sumitra Nandan Pant

Chidambara

1967

Gujarati

Uma Shankar Joshi

Nishitha

1967

Kannada

Dr K.V Puttappa

Sri Ramayana Darshanam

1966

Bengali

Tarashankar Bandopadhyaya

Ganadevta

1965

Malayalam

G. Shankara Kurup

Odakkuzhal
Next Story : Jnanpith, An Honour For Malayalam Poetry: ONV Kurup
Download the Outlook ​Magazines App. Six magazines, wherever you go! Play Store and App Store
THE LATEST ISSUE
CLICK IMAGE FOR CONTENTS
Online Casino Betway Banner





Advertisement
Advertisement