Bengali poet and literary critic Shankha Ghosh will get the Jnanpith Award for 2016. The award is given for exceptional contribution in the fielf of literature.
The award was constituted way back in 1965. He is the sixth Bengali to get this prestigious award. Shankha Ghosh born in Chandipur, present day Bangladesh is a leading authority on Rabindranath Tagore. He has earlier won the Sahitya Academy Award and the Padmabhushan for his contribution to Indian literature.