G. Sankara Kurup Current Affairs, GK & News

Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri won the 55th Jnanpith Award

The prestigious 55th Jnanpith Award has been won by the 92-year-old Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri, a noted Indian poet-writer in the Malayalam language. He has won several literary accolades, some of his notable awards include the Padma Shri award in 2017, Sahitya Akademi Award in 1973. To date, he has published 45 books comprising of a ..



Kedarnath Singh, renowned poet passes away

Kedarnath Singh (84), Jnanpith awardee and renowned Hindi poet, has passed away in New Delhi on March 19, 2018. He won the Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi in 1989 for his poetry collection ‘Akaal Mein Saras’ and the Jnanpith Award in 2013. He had been a professor and head of the Department of Hindi Language ..


Lal Sukla, Amar Kant selected for 45th and Chandrashekhara Kambara, Sri for the 46th Jnanpith Awards

Eminent Hindi authors Amar Kant and Shrilal Shukla was chosen for India’s highest literary honour Jnanpith Award for 2009, while renowned Kannada litterateur Chandrasekhar Kambar won it for 2010. The selection board – chaired by noted writer and Jnanpith award winner Dr Sitakant Mahapatra – made the selections for the 45th and 46th Jnanpith awards. ..