Hindi Poet Kedarnath Singh gets Jnanpith Award

New Delhi, Nov 11: President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 49th Jnanpith award on the eminent Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh for his outstanding contribution towards Indian literature, at Balyogi Auditorium of Parliament Library Building, on Monday.

Congratulating Kedarnath Singh for winning the prestigious award, President expressed his hope that Dr Singh would continue to contribute to Hindi literature in the coming years.

"Dr. Kedarnath Singh, through his poetry, has offered us a rare assimilation of rhymes and lyrical prose, exploring both the realms of reality and fantasy with equal felicity. His poetry presents a collage of meaning, colours and acceptance," President said on the praise of the veteran.

"A poet of unique stature, his approach is not only sensitive to modern aesthetics but also to traditional rural communities while at all times being committed to the celebration called life," he added.

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