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Who was the first recipient of the Jnanapith award?

Options

  • Amrita Pritam

  • Dinkar

  • D.V. Gundappa

  • G. Shankara Kurup

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Solution

G. Shankara Kurup

Explanation: G. Sankara Kurup better known as Mahakavi G (The  Great Poet G), was the first winner of the Jnanpith  Award, India's highest literary award. He won the prize in 1965 for his collection of poems in Malayalam  Odakkuzhal (The Bamboo Flute, 1950).

Concept: Static General Knowledge (Entrance Exam)
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