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Info-pedia / 23 Feb 2024

Jnanpith Award 2023



  • Renowned poet and lyricist Gulzar, along with Sanskrit scholar Swami Rambhadracharya, has been honored with the prestigious Jnanpith Award.
  • The award honors their outstanding achievements in the field of literature.

  • Gulzar is renowned for his profound poetry and enduring lyrics in Bollywood, whereas Swami Rambhadracharya is acclaimed for his scholarly writings in Sanskrit.

About Jnanpith Award

The Jnanpith Award, established in 1961, stands as the oldest and most prestigious literary accolade in India, conferred annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith to recognize exceptional contributions to literature. This honor is exclusively reserved for Indian authors who write in languages listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution, as well as English. It is important to note that the award is not bestowed posthumously.