Hindi Writer Krishna Sobti awarded Jnanpith award 2017

Eminent Hindi Litterateur Krishna Sobati will get the Jnanpith Award for 2017 (53rd) for her path breaking contribution to Indian literature. She is known for experimenting with new writing style and creating bold and daring characters in her stories. She has earlier won the Sahitya Akademi Award (1980) for her novel ‘Zindaginama’ and was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship (in 1996). The Jnanpith Award is an Indian literary award presented annually by the Bharatiya Jnanpith to an author for their 'outstanding contribution towards literature'.