Bhubaneswar, Aug 10: Odia Language, Literature and Culture Department today felicitated seven artists in the state with the prestigious ‘Dharmapada award’.
The award, highest honour presented by Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi, carries Rs one lakh, a citation and a shawl.
The awardees are:
- Gokuli Bihari Pattnayak (2009);
- Aseem Basu (2010);
- Dr Durgaprasad Das (2011);
- Padmashri Sudarshan Sahoo (2012);
- Padma Bhushan Jatin Das (2013);
- Dinanath Pathi (2014); and
- Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mahapatra (2015)
This is the highest honour presented by Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi under the Department.