Moortidevi Award is a literary award instituted in 1982 by the Bharatiya Jnanpith in the memory of Smt. Moorti Devi, mother of Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain, the founder of Bharatiya Jnanpith to a “contemplative or intellectual work” created by any living author writing in any of the languages enlisted in the 8th Schedule of Indian Constitution and in English. The Award consists of a Saraswati Statue, a Citation Plaque and a cash prize of Rs 4 lakhs.

The award is specifically given out to such writings that underline and express Indian philosophy and cultural heritage based on wider ideals and human values. Cash Award.

The first recipient of the award was the Kannada writer C.K. Nagaraja Rao who was honoured in 1983 for his novel, Pattamahadevi Shantala Devi, which was published in four volumes.

The complete list of awardees is given below:

Year of AwardName Of Awardee

Language

 

2019Dr.Vishwanath Prasad TiwariHindi
2018
2017Joy GoswamiBengali
2016M. P. Veerendra KumarMalayalam
2015Kolakaluri EnochTelugu
2014Vishwanath TripathiHindi
2013C. RadhakrishnanMalayalam
2012Harprasad DasOriya
2011Gulab KothariHindi
2010Gopi Chand NarangUrdu
2009AkkithamMalayalam
2008RaghuvanshHindi
2007M. Veerappa MoilyKannada
2006Krishna Bihari MishraHindi
2005Rammurti SharmaHindi
2004Narayan DesaiGujarati
2003Kalyan Mal LodhaHindi
2002Yashdev ShalyaHindi
2001Rammurti TripathiHindi
2000Govindra Chandar PandeyHindi
1994Shivaji SawantMarathi
1993Shyamacharan DubeyHindi
1992Kubernath RayHindi
1991Pratibha RaiOriya
1990Munishree NagrajHindi
1989Vidya Niwas MishraHindi
1988Vishnu PrabhakarHindi
1987Manu Bhai Pancholi ‘Darshak’Gujarati
1987Kanhyaiya Lal SethiaRajasthani
1984Virendra Kumar SakhlechaHindi
1983C.K. Nagaraj RaoKannada
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