Moortidevi Award

The Moortidevi Award is an India literary award annually presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith, a literary and research organisation, to an author.

The award is given only to Indian writers writing in Indian languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India, and in English, with no posthumous conferral or self nomination.

Moortidevi Award – Award for contributions to literature

Awarded forLiterary award in India
Sponsored byBharatiya Jnanpith
Reward(s)₹4 lakh (US$5,600)
First awarded1983 (Instituted in 1961)
Last awarded2017
Most recent winnerJoy Goswami
Highlights
Total awarded30
First winnerC. K. Nagaraja Rao
Last winnerVishwanath Tiwari

List of award recipients, showing the year, and language

YearRecipientWorkLanguage
1983
(1st)
C. K. Nagaraja RaoPattamahadevi Shantala DeviKannada
1984
(2nd)
Virendra Kumar SakhlechaHindi
1986
(3rd)
Kanhaiyalal SethiaRajasthani
1987
(4th)
Manubhai PancholiZer To Pidha Chhe Jani JaniGujarati
1988
(5th)
Vishnu PrabhakarHindi
1989
(6th)
Vidya Niwas MishraHindi
1990
(7th)
Munishree NagrajHindi
1991
(8th)
Pratibha RayYagnaseniOdia
1992
(9th)
Kuber Nath RaiHindi
1993
(10th)
Shyamacharan DubeyHindi
1994
(11th)
Shivaji SawantMrityunjayMarathi
1995
(12th)
Nirmal VermaBharat aur Europe: Pratishruti ke ShetraHindi
2000
(13th)
Govind Chandra PandeSahitiya Saundarya aur SanskritiHindi
2001
(14th)
Rammurti TripathiShriguru MahimaHindi
2002
(15th)
Yashdev ShalyaHindi
2003
(16th)
Kalyan Mal LodhaHindi
2004
(17th)
Narayan DesaiMaroon Jeewan Aaj Mari VaaniGujarati
2005
(18th)
Rammurti SharmaBharatiya Darshan Ki ChintadharaHindi
2006
(19th)
Krishna Bihari MishraKalpataru ke Utsav LeelaHindi
2007
(20th)
Veerappa MoilyShri Ramayana MahanveshanamKannada
2008
(21st)
Raghuvansh RaghuvanshPaschimi Bhautik Samskriti Ka Utthan Aur PatanHindi
2009
(22nd)
Akkitham Achuthan NamboothiriVarious poemsMalayalam
2010
(23rd)
Gopi Chand NarangUrdu Ghazal aur Hindustani Zehn-o TahzeebUrdu
2011
(24th)
Gulab KothariAhmev Radha, Ahmev KrishnahHindi
2012
(25th)
Haraprasad DasVamshaOdia
2013
(26th)
C. RadhakrishnanTheekkadal Katanhu ThirumadhuramMalayalam
2014
(27th)
Vishwanath TripathiVyomkesh DarveshHindi
2015
(28th)
Kolakaluri EnochAnanta JeevanamTelugu
2016
(29th)
M. P. Veerendra KumarHymavathabhoovilMalayalam
2017
(31th)
Joy GoswamiDu Dondo Phowara MatroBengali
2019
(33th)
Vishwanath TiwariAsti Aur BhavtiHindi