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Jnanpith awards

Date: 10 December 2021 Tags: Honours & Awards
  • Assamese poet NilmaniPhookan Jr won the 56th Jnanpith Award and Konkani novelist DamodarMauzo won the 57th Jnanpith Award.
  • The country’s highest literary award, the Jnanpith is bestowed on writers for “their outstanding contribution to literature”.
  • Mauzo has previously won the Sahitya Akademi Award. He is known for his novels, such as Karmelin, and Tsunami Simon, and short stories Teresa’s Man and Other Stories from Goa.
  • Phookan is a Sahitya Akademi and Padma Shri awardee. He is a poet of renown and has written Surya HenuNamiAheEiNodiyedi, GulapiJamurLagna, and Kobita.