Krishna Sobti has been awarded the 53rd Jnanpith Award for the 2017 for her pathbreaking contribution in Indian literature. The Jnanpith Award is an Indian literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith organisation to an author for their “outstanding contribution towards literature”.

Jnanpith Award List

Year Recipient(s) Language(s)
1965 G. Sankara Kurup Malayalam
(1st)
1966 Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay Bengali
(2nd)
1967 Umashankar Joshi Gujarati
(3rd) †
1967 Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa ‘Kuvempu’ Kannada
(3rd) †
1968 Sumitranandan Pant Hindi
(4th)
1969 Firaq Gorakhpuri Urdu
(5th)
1970 Viswanatha Satyanarayana Telugu
(6th)
1971 Bishnu Dey Bengali
(7th)
1972 Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’ Hindi
(8th)
1973 D. R. Bendre Kannada
(9th) †
1973 Gopinath Mohanty Odia
(9th) †
1974 Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar Marathi
(10th)
1975 Akilan Tamil
(11th)
1976 Ashapoorna Devi Bengali
(12th)
1977 K. Shivaram Karanth Kannada
(13rd)
1978 Sachchidananda Vatsyayan Hindi
(14th)
1979 Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya Assamese
(15th)
1980 S. K. Pottekkatt Malayalam
(16th)
1981 Amrita Pritam Punjabi
(17th)
1982 Mahadevi Varma Hindi
(18th)
1983 Masti Venkatesha Iyengar Kannada
(19th)
1984 Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai Malayalam
(20th)
1985 Pannalal Patel Gujarati
(21st)
1986 Sachidananda Routray Odia
(22nd)
1987 Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar ‘Kusumagraj’ Marathi
(23rd)
1988 C. Narayana Reddy Telugu
(24th)
1989 Qurratulain Hyder Urdu
(25th)
1990 Vinayaka Krishna Gokak Kannada
(26th)
1991 Subhash Mukhopadhyay Bengali
(27th)
1992 Naresh Mehta Hindi
(28th)
1993 Sitakant Mahapatra Odia
(29th)
1994 U. R. Ananthamurthy Kannada
(30th)
1995 M. T. Vasudevan Nair Malayalam
(31st)
1996 Mahasweta Devi Bengali
(32nd)
1997 Ali Sardar Jafri Urdu
(33rd)
1998 Girish Karnad Kannada
(34th)
1999 Nirmal Verma Hindi
(35th) †
1999 Gurdial Singh Punjabi
(35th) †
2000 Mamoni Raisom Goswami Assamese
(36th)
2001 Rajendra Shah Gujarati
(37th)
2002 Jayakanthan Tamil
(38th)
2003 Vinda Karandikar Marathi
(39th)
2004 Rehman Rahi Kashmiri
(40th)
2005 Kunwar Narayan Hindi
(41st)
2006 Ravindra Kelekar Konkani
(42nd) †
2006 Satya Vrat Shastri Sanskrit
(42nd) †
2007 O. N. V. Kurup Malayalam
(43rd)
2008 Akhlaq Mohammed Khan ‘Shahryar’ Urdu
(44th)
2009 Amarkant Hindi
(45th) †
2009 Sri Lal Sukla Hindi
(45th) †
2010 Chandrashekhara Kambara Kannada
(46th)
2011 Pratibha Ray Odia
(47th)
2012 Ravuri Bharadhwaja Telugu
(48th)
2013 Kedarnath Singh Hindi
(49th)
2014 Bhalchandra Nemade Marathi
(50th)
2015 Raghuveer Chaudhari Gujarati
(51st)
2016 Shankha Ghosh Bengali
(52nd)