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Hindi Poet Kedarnath Singh to Get Jnanpith Award

Published: 20th June 2014 09:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2014 09:07 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Noted Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh has been chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith award for 2013.

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 49th Jnanpith award.

80-year-old Singh, 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, a release from the Jnanpith award committee said.



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