Jnanpith Award to Hindi Poet Kedarnath Singh
New Delhi: President Shri Pranab Mukherjee on Monday conferred the 49th Jnanpith Award, the country's highest literary award, on eminent Hindi poet Shri Kedarnath Singh. Singh is the 10th Hindi writer to receive the honour and joins the likes of Sumitra Nandan Pant, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar among others. He will be the recipient of the 49th Jnanpith award. Singh, 80, who has also written essays and stories, was born in Balia, UP, and Abhi bilkul abhi and Yahan se dekho are among his prominent works. The award includes Rs 11 lakh and a citation.