For 2015 Jnanpith Award Gujarati litterateur Raghuveer Chaudhary has been selected [ Current Affairs ]

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For the 51st Jnanpith award Eminent Gujarati litterateur Raghuveer Chaudhary has been selected. After Uma Shankar Joshi (1967), Pannalal Patel (1985) and Rajendra Shah (2001) Mr. Chaudhary is the fourth Gujarati litterateur to carrier this prestigious award.

About Raghuveer Chaudhary

  • He was born on 5 December 1938 in Bapupura near Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • He has serve as novelist, poet, critic and a Gandhian and his talent has been prejudiced by works of Gowardhan Ram Tripathi, Kaka Kalelkar and Suresh Joshi.

His work:

  • More than 80 books are authored by him and some of his notable novels include Amrita, Venu Vatsala, Purvarang and Laagni Samjyaa Vinaa Chuuta Padvanu.
  • For Sandesh, Janmabhumi, Nirikshaka and Divya Bhaskar newspaper he had also worked as columnist for numerous.
  • Until his retirement in 1998 he was a teacher at the Gujarat University.

Awards and Honours:

  • In 1977, He has received numerous accolades including Sahitya Acadmi Award for his novel Trilogy Uparvaas.

About Jnanpith Award

  • It is country’s one of the prestigious literary awards and its name has been taken from Sanskrit words Jnana and Pitha which means knowledge-seat.
  • Since 1961, it is honored annually by Bharatiya Jnanpith trust founded by the Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain family that owns the Times of India newspaper group.
  • It is given to any Indian citizen who writes in any 22 official languages of India mentioned in VIII Schedule of Constitution of India.
  • The award was only given for a single work by a writer from 1982.
  • But the award is given for lifetime contribution to Indian literature after 1982.

Award Carries:

  • The Award includes cash prize of 11 lakh rupees, a citation plaque and a bronze replica of Sarasvati.

- Published on: December 30, 2015