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poets who won the Jnanpith Award

  • Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayana
    Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayana

    Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayana 'Agyeya', popularly known by his pen-name Agyeya, the pioneer of modern trends not only in the realm of Hindi poetry, but also fiction, criticism and journalism

  • Sumitranandan Pant
    Sumitranandan Pant

    Sumitranandan Pant (May 20, 1900December 28, 1977), one of the most famous modern Hindi poets

  • Viswanatha Satyanarayana
    Viswanatha Satyanarayana

    Viswanatha Satyanarayana (b. 10 September 1895- d. 18 October 1976), popularly known as the Kavi Samraat (Emperor of Poetry), the modern Telugu poet

  • Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar'
    Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar'

    Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' (रामधारी सिंह दिनकर) (September 23,1908 - April 24, 1974), the Indian Hindi poet, who is considered as one of the most important modern Hindi poets

  • Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
    Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
    Ramdhari Singh Dinkar

    Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' (रामधारी सिंह 'दिनकर') (September 23, 1908 – April 24, 1974), the Indian Hindi poet, essayist and academic, who is considered as one of the most important modern Hindi poets

  • O. N. V. Kurup
    O. N. V. Kurup

    Ottaplavil Neelakandan Velu Kurup (Malayalam: ഒറ്റപ്ലാവില്‍ നീലകണ്ഠന്‍ വേലു കുറുപ്പ്), the famous Malayalam poet from Kerala, India

  • Mahadevi Varma
    Mahadevi Varma

    Mahadevi Varma (March 24, 1907 September 11 1987) best known as outstanding Hindi poet, also a freedom fighter, woman's activist and educationist

  • Firaq Gorakhpuri
    Firaq Gorakhpuri

    Raghupati Sahay, better known under his pen name Firaq Gorakhpuri, the writer, critic, and, according to one commentator, one of the most noted contemporary Urdu poets from India

  • Vishnu Vāman Shirwādkar, popularly known by his pen name, Kusumāgraj, the eminent Marathi poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer, apart from being a humanist, who wrote of freedom, justice and emancipation of the deprived

  • Satya Vrat Shastri

    Satya Vrat Shastri (or Satyavrat Shastri), the Sanskrit scholar

  • Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayana 'Agyeya', popularly known by his pen-name Ajneya, the pioneer of modern trends not only in the realm of Hindi poetry, but also fiction, criticism and journalism

  • Chandrashekhara Kambara (born January 2, 1937), the prominent poet, playwriter, folklorist, film director in Kannada language and the founder-vice-chancellor of Kannada University in Hampi

  • Sachidananda Rout Roy

    Sachidananda Rout Roy (1916-2004), the Oriya poet, novelist, short-shorty writer

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