|Born||2 January 1905|
Kodiyaganj, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India
|Died||24 December 1988(aged 83)|
|Notable awards||Padma 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. 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.