Marathi Litterateur Bhalachandra Nemade Wins Jnanpith Award

Published: 06th February 2015 08:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th February 2015 08:48 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Eminent Marathi litterateur Bhalachandra Nemade has been chosen for the 50th Jnanpith Award for 2014.

His nomination was decided at a meeting of the Jnanpith selection board chaired by writer and scholar Namwar Singh.

Born in 1938, Namade occupies a unique place in Marathi literature. His hugely celebrated works -- from "Kosala", 1963 to his recently-published magnum opus "Hindu" -- have earned him a reputation as a self-aware, globally conscious and alert writer, said a statement issued by Bharatiya Jnanpith on Friday.

He has also been conferred the Padma Shri and has won the Sahitya Akademi Award besides many other accolades.

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