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Jun 13, 2019
1:00PM

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

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Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh has conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the year2018.

The award was given for his outstanding contribution in English. Former Governor of West Bengal Gopalkrishna Gandhi presented the award to Mr Ghosh at a function in New Delhi this evening.

Mr Ghosh is the first English writer to get this award. The works of Amitav Ghoshportray a vast range of subjects.

Talking to AIR news, Amitav Ghosh said, Jnanpith is a very special award in India and it's the first time English has been recognized.

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