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Jainendra Kumar
Born(1905-01-02)2 January 1905
Kodiyaganj, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India
Died24 December 1988(1988-12-24) (aged 83)
Notable works
  • Parakh
  • Paap Aur Prakash
  • Muktibodh
Notable awardsPadma Bhushan
Sahitya Akademi Fellowship
Sahitya Akademi Award

Jainendra Kumar (2 January 1905 – 24 December 1988) was a 20th century Indian writer who wrote in Hindi. He wrote novels include Sunita and Tyagapatra. He was awarded one of India's highest civilian honours, the Padma Bhushan in 1971.[1] He was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award by the Sahitya Akademi in 1966, for his work Muktibodh (novelette), and its highest award, the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship in 1979.[2]

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Awards and honors


  1. ^ "Padma Bhushan". Archived from the original on 7 October 2008. Retrieved 8 May 2008.
  2. ^ Official site for Sahitya Akademi Awards Archived 13 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine