Bhalchandra Nemade

Bhalchandra Nemade

Eminent Marathi writer Bhalchandra Nemade has been selected for Jnanpith Award 2014.He is the 4th Marathi writer to receive the honour and is the 50th recipient of Jnanpith award.With this award he joined the league of noted Marathi writers who have won Jnanpith award.

They are:

Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar (1974) for his work Yayati.

Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar (1987). He is famously known as Kusumagraj.

Vinda Karandikar (2003).


About Jnanpith Award:

Jnanpith award is one of the prestigious literary awards in India. The name of award is taken from Sanskrit words Jnana and Pitha (knowledge-seat).

It was instituted in 1961 and presented by Bharatiya Jnanpith, a trust founded by the Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain family.

The award 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 includes 11 lakh rupees and a citation plaque and a bronze replica of Goddess Saraswati.



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