About Jnanpith Award
- Jnanpith Award is an India's Highest literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith, a literary and research organization to an author for the "outstanding contribution towards literature".
- This award was first instituted in the year 1961.
- This award comprises a citation plaque, a cash prize of ₹11 lakh, and a bronze replica of goddess Saraswati.
- First winner of this award : G. Sankara Kurup (Malayalam)
- Recent Winner of this award : Raghuveer Chaudhari (Gujarati)
About Raghuveer Chaudhari
- He is a Gujarati Novelist, Poet and Critic.
- He was a teacher at the Gujarat University until his retirement in 1998.
- He has also worked as a columnist for numerous newspapers, such as Sandesh, Janmabhumi, Nirikshaka and Divya Bhaskar.
- 1965 : Kumar Chandrak
- 1974-75 : Uma-Snehrashmi Prize
- 1975 : Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak
- 1977 : Sahitya Akademi Award (for his trilogy novel Uparvas, Sahwas and Antarvas)
- 1990 :Sauhard Samman from Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthaan
- 1997 : Munshi Award
- 2001 : Sahitya Gaurav Puraskar
- 2010 : Narmad Suvarna Chandrak
- 2015 : Jnanpith Award
- Ek Dag Aagal Be Dag Paachhal
- Purvarang and Laagni
- Samjyaa Vinaa Chhuta Padavun
- Uparvas, Sahwas and Antarvas
- Venu Vatsala