Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh to get Jnanpith award 2013

Noted Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh selected for Jnanpith Award 2013.

Noted Hindi poet Kedarnath SinghKedarnath Singh on 20 June 2014 was chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith award for 2013. He is the 49th recipient of Jnanpith award and is the 10th Hindi writer to receive the honour.

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.

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