Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the year2018. The award was given for his outstanding contribution in English. Former Governor of West Bengal Gopal krishna Gandhi presented the award to Mr Ghosh ata 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. Amitav Ghosh said, Jnanpith is very special award in India and it's the first time English has been recognized. (AIR NEWS)