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Awards and Honours in Current Affairs 2019 with latest winners of various awards in India and world. Current Affairs list of awards and prize won in India and world for 2019.

Pen Pinter prize to novelist Salman Rushdie

Eminent novelist Salman Rushdie (67), author of Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses, has been named the winner of Pen Pinter prize for 2014. The award was instituted in 2009 by writers’ charity English Pen in memory of British writer Harold Pinter.The prize will be presented on October 9, 2014 at an event at the British Library in London.

Rushdie went into hiding in 1989 after The Satanic Verses triggered extensive protests by Muslims and a fatwa was released from Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini.

He was conferred Knighthood in 2007 contributions to literature. His other noted books include Haroun and the Sea of Stories and The Moor’s Last Sigh.

Jnanpith Award 2013 to Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh

Renowned Hindi poet Kedarnath Singh (80) has been named the recipient of the prestigious Jnanpith Award for 2013. The award includes Rs 11 lakh and a citation.

Born in Balia, UP, Singh has also penned essays and stories and Abhi bilkul abhi and Yahan se dekho are among his high-flying works. Singh is the 10th Hindi writer to get the award and joins the class of Sumitra Nandan Pant, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar among others.