Renowned poets Gulzar and Rambhadracharya received the prestigious Jnanpith Award as a special honor.

Renowned poets Gulzar and Rambhadracharya: The highly respected Jnanpith Award has been given to the famous Urdu poet, lyricist, and filmmaker, Gulzar, along with the knowledgeable Sanskrit scholar, Pandit Rambhadracharya. This announcement comes from the distinguished Jnanpith Selection Committee, as reported by PTI.

Renowned poets Gulzar and Rambhadracharya
Renowned poets Gulzar and Rambhadracharya (Image Credit bhaskar)

Considered as the top honor in Indian literature, the Jnanpith Award is on par with the prestigious Nobel Prize. The 58th Jnanpith Awards have been revealed, honoring Gulzar and the wise Sanskrit scholar Jagadguru Rambhadracharya. Both of these remarkable individuals are recognized for their contributions to literature.

Renowned poets Gulzar and Rambhadracharya

Who is Gulzar?

Born as Sampurna Singh Kalra, Gulzar is not only a poet and lyricist but also a renowned film director and producer in India. Growing up with a love for classical music, Gulzar is known for his unique way with words. Famous for his touching lyrics in movies like Anand, Omkara, Khamoshi, Thodisi Bewafai, Do Dooni Char, Bunty Aur Babli, and Safar, he received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2002 for his collection ‘Dhuaan.’ More honors followed, including the Padma Bhushan in 2004 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2013.

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Who is Jagadguru Rambhadracharya?

Jagadguru Rambhadracharya, a respected scholar, educator, multilingual expert, composer, speaker, philosopher, and Hindu religious leader, has authored over 100 books. His command of 22 languages is truly impressive. Recognized with the Padma Vibhushan in 2015 by the Government of India, he stands as a testament to his outstanding contributions to society.

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