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Hindi poet Kedar Nath Singh selected for Jnanpith Award 2013

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Hindi poet Kedar Nath Singh selected for Jnanpith Award 2013Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh was chosen for the prestigious Jnanpith award for 2013.  He is the 10th Hindi writer to receive the honour and is the 49th recipient of Jnanpith award.

Kedarnath  was born in 1934 in Chakiya village of Balia district of Uttar Pradesh and he completed his MA and PhD from Banaras Hindu University in 1956 and 1964.  his .

He became famous with a book entitled teesra saptak edited by Sachchidananda Hirananda Vatsyayan whose pen name was Agyeya.  He has been a professor and Head of Department of Hindi department of Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi).

 

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