The Jnanpith Award is a literary award in India. Along with the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship. it is one of the two most prestigious literary honours in the country. The award was instituted in 1961. Any Indian citizen who writes in any of the official languages of India is eligible for the honour. It is presented by the Bharatiya Jnanpith, a trust founded by the Sahu Jain family, the publishers of the The Times of India newspaper.
janpith award of 2011 was not given to any one at this time.
2010 Karnataka's Chandrashekhara Kambara for his contributions to Kannada literature
43rd Jnanpith award to renowned Malayalam poet and Lyrist ONV Kurup -Ottaplakkal Nambiyadikkal Velu Kurup given by prime minister