List of Literary and Cultural Awards India
Recipients of the Jnanpith Award
|G Shankar Kurup (Malayalam)||1965|
|TS Bandopadhyaya (Bengali)||1966|
|Uma Shankar Joshi (Gujarati)||1967|
|R S Firaq Gorakhpuri (Urdu)||1969|
|Sumitra Nandan Pant (Hindi)||1968|
|Vishwanath Satyanarayan (Telugu)||1970|
|Vishnu Dey (Bengali)||1971|
|Ram Dhari Singh Dinkar (Hindi)||1972|
|Dr D R Bendre (Kannada) and Gopinath Mohanty (Oriya)||1973|
|V S Khandekar (Marathi)||1974|
|PV Akilandam (Tamil)||1975|
|Mrs Asha Purna Devi (Bengali)||1976|
|K Shiv Ram Karanth (Kannada)||1977|
|H S Vatsayan ‘Ageya’ (Hindi)||1978|
|V K Bhattacharya (Assamese)||1979|
|S K Pottekat (Malayalam)||1980|
|Mrs Amrita Pritam (Punjabi)||1981|
|Mrs Mahadevi Verma (Hindi)||1982|
|M V Iyengar (Kannada)||1983|
|T S Pillai (Malayalam)||1984|
|Panna Lal Patel (Gujarati)||1985|
|Sachida Nand Routory (Oriya)||1986|
|V V Shirvadkar (Marathi)||1987|
|C Narayana Reddy (Telugu)||1988|
|Vinayak Krishna Gokak (Kannada)||1990|
|Subhash Mukhopadhyay (Bengali)||1991|
|Naresh Mehta (Hindi)||1992|
|Dr Sitakant Mahapatra (Oriya)||1993|
|U R Anantha Murthy (Kannada)||1994|
|M T Vasudevan Nair (Malayalam)||1995|
|Smt Mahasweta Devi (Bengali)||1996|
|Ali Sardar Jafri (Urdu)||1997|
|Girish Karnad (Kannada)||1998|
|Nirmal Verma (Hindi) and Gurdayal Singh (Punjabi)||1999|
|Dr Indira Goswami (Assamese)||2000|
|Rajendra Keshavlal Shah (Gujarati)||2001|
|D Jaya Kanthan (Tamil)||2002|
|Vinda Karandikar (Marathi)||2003|
|Rehman Rahi (Kashmiri)||2004|
|Kunwar Narayan (Hindi)||2005|
|Ravindra Kelekar (Konkani) and Satyavrat Shastri (Sanskrit)||2006|
|O N V Kurup (Malayalam)||2007|
|Akhlaq Khan Shaharyar (Urdu)||2008|
|Amar Kant (Hindi)||2009|
|Shrilal Shukla (Hindi)||2009|
|Chandrashekhara, Kambara (Kannada)||2010|
|Pratibha Ray (Odiya)||2011|
|Ravuri Bharadhwaja (Telugu)||2012|
|Kedarnath Singh (Hindi)||2013|
|Bhalchandra Nemade (Marathi)||2014|
|Raghuveer Chadhari (Gujarati)||2015|
|Shankha Ghosh (Bengali)||2016|
|Krishana Sobti (Hindi)||2017|
|Amitav Ghosh (English)||2018|
Instituted in 1996, Sahitya Akademi gives these special awards to writers for significant contributions to Indian languages other than the above 24 major ones and also for contributions to classical and medieval literature.
Established in 1989, Sahitya Akademi annually gives these awards for outstanding translations of major works in other languages into one of the 24major Indian languages.
Anand Coomaraswamy Fellowships
Named after the Indian writer Ananda Coomaraswamy, the fellowship was started in 1996. It is given to scholars from Asian countries to spend 3 to 12 months in India to pursue a literary project.
Named after Hindi writer Premchand, the fellowship was started in 2005. It is given to persons of eminence in the field of culture from SAARC countries.
Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar (Akademi Award)
Awarded by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama. This award was constituted in 1952. It is the highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists in the categories of music, dance, theatre, other traditional/ folk/ tribal/dance/music/ theatre, and puppetry and contribution/scholarship in performing arts.
Lalit Kala Academy Ratna
Instituted in 1955 by the Government of India, is an honor for the fine arts given to eminent artists for their lifetime achievements in the field of visual arts. It is awarded by the Lalit Kala Academy, India’s National Academy of Art. It is the highest honor in the fine arts conferred by the Government of India.
The Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literacy works in any Indian language listed in Schedule VII of the Constitution of India. The Saraswati Samman was instituted in 1991 by the KK Birla Foundation. The award consists of ` 10 lakh, a citation and a plaque.
These awards are given by the Government of Madhya Pradesh for the outstanding contribution in the field of music. This award was constituted in 1980 and compresses ` 2 lakh.
The Vyas Samman is a literary award in India, first awarded in 1991. It is awarded annually by the KK Birla Foundation and includes a cash payout of ` 2.5 lakh.
These awards are given by the Literary Council of Madhya Pradesh for the outstanding contribution to the field of Urdu literature. This award was constituted in 1987 and comprises ` 1 lakh and a certificate.
This award was constituted in 1984 and is given for extraordinary performance in literature. It is given by the Indian Jnanpith Trust.
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award
▸ This prize for science and technology is awarded annually by the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) for notable and outstanding research, applied or fundamental, in biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering, mathematics, medicine, and physics under the age of 65 years.
▸ It is the highest award for science in India. It was first awarded in 1958.
▸ The Prize comprises a citation, a plaque, and a cash award of `5 lakh.
▸ It is given for the Medical field. This award comprises a certificate, Gold Medal and
` 1 lakh Dhanvantari award.
▸ Instituted in 1971 and given for ‘Excellence in Medical Services’.
▸ Thus, the award is given by ‘Dhanvantari Foundation’.
Dr BC Roy Award
▸ Medical Council of India instituted Dr BC Roy Award in 1976, in memory of Bharat Ratna Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy. The award is given annually in each of the following categories: statesmanship of the highest order in India, Medical man-cum- statesman, eminent medical person, the eminent person in philosophy and arts.
▸ It is presented by the President of India in New Delhi on 1st July National Doctor’s Day.
▸ This award comprises a Silver Medal, certificate, and ` 1lakh cash.
Jamnalal Bajaj Award
It is a prestigious Indian award, for promoting Gandhian values, social work, and social development. It is established in 1978 by the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation of Bajaj Group. This award contains ` 5 lakh, a certificate, and a trophy.
Homi Bhabha Award
▸ Instituted in 1990, and given for excellence in the field of Atomic energy.
▸ This award comprises ` 50000 and a certificate.
Vikram Sarabhai Award
▸ Instituted in 1990 and given for excellence in the field of Space Research.
▸ This award is given by the ‘Birla Foundation’.
▸ This award comprises medals, certificates,s and ` 50000.
GD Birla Award
▸ GD Birla award for scientific research is conferred by KK Birla Foundation. KK Birla Foundation was established in 1991, by Krishna Kumar Birla.
▸ This award comprises ` 1.45 lakh and a certificate.