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Who has been conferred with the 2015 Janpith Award?
1. Pannalal Patel
2. Umashankar Joshi
3. Raghuveer Chaudhari
4. Rama Jain
5. None of the above/More than one of the above

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Raghuveer Chaudhari

The correct answer is Raghuveer Chaudhari.

  • Raghuveer Chaudhari is a Gujarati novelist and poet who have been given the 2015 Janpath Award.
  • He is the 51st recipient of this award. He has authored more than 80 books.

  • The Janpith Award is known as the highest award for Indian literature.
  • Any citizen of India who has written in any of the 22 languages as mentioned in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian constitution is eligible to get this award.
  • The award carries an amount of 11 lakh rupees and a bronze statue of Vagdevi.
  • Malayalam writer G. Shankar Kurup was awarded the first Jnanpith Award in 1975.
  • At that time the prize money was 1 lakh rupees.
  • Till 1962, this award was given for the author's solo work.
  • Presently it is given to the author for his complete contribution to Indian literature.
  • The award has been awarded to Bangla 5 times, Malayalam 4 times, Oriya, Urdu, and Gujarati three times each, Assamese, Marathi, Telugu, Punjabi, and Tamil twice.

  • Pannalal Patel was an Indian author known for his contributions to Gujarati literature.
    • He wrote more than 20 short story collections, such as Sukhdukhna Sathi and Vatrakne Kanthe, and more than 20 social novels, such as Malela Jeev, Manvini Bhavai, and Bhangyana Bheru, and several mythological novels.
    • He received the Jnanpith Award in 1985 for Manvini Bhavai
  • Umashankar Jethalal Joshi was an Indian poet, scholar, and writer known for his contribution to Gujarati literature.
    • He received the Jnanpith award in 1967 for his contribution to Indian and Gujarat literature.

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