Noted Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh selected for Jnanpith Award 2013.
He was born in 1934 in Chakiya village of Balia district of Uttar Pradesh. He completed his MA and PhD from Banaras Hindu University in 1956 and 1964 respectively. He has been a professor and Head of Department of Hindi department of Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi). He is known for his work Abhi bilkul abhi and Yahan se dekho.