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Sanskrit scholar Swami Rambhadracharya, Urdu poet Gulzar selected for 58th Jnanpith Award

58th Jnanpith Award: Rambhadracharya, the founder and head of Tulsi Peeth in Chitrakoot, is a renowned Hindu spiritual leader, educator and writer of more than 100 books.

Sheenu Sharma Edited By: Sheenu Sharma @20sheenu New Delhi Updated on: February 17, 2024 19:43 IST
58th Jnanpith Award, Swami Rambhadracharya, Jagadguru Rambhadracharya, Sanskrit scholar Rambhadracha
Image Source : INDIA TV Sanskrit scholar Swami Rambhadracharya, Urdu poet Gulzar selected for 58th Jnanpith Award.

58th Jnanpith Award: Renowned Urdu poet Gulzar and Sanskrit scholar Jagadguru Rambhadracharya have been named the recipients of the 58th Jnanpith Award, the Jnanpith selection committee announced today (February 17).

Gulzar is known for his works in Hindi cinema and is considered one of the finest Urdu poets of this era. He has earlier received Sahitya Akademi Award for Urdu in 2002, Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2013, Padma Bhushan in 2004, and at least five National Film awards for his works.

Rambhadracharya, the founder and head of Tulsi Peeth in Chitrakoot, is a renowned Hindu spiritual leader, educator and writer of more than 100 books.

In a statement, the Jnanpith selection committee said, "It has been decided to give the award (for 2023) to eminent writers from two languages: Sanskrit litterateur Jagadguru Rambhadracharya and well known Urdu litterateur Shri Gulzar."

Goan writer Damodar Mauzo had received the prestigious award for 2022.

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