Bhubaneswar, Oct 27: Prominent fictionist Bhima Prusty was honored on Thursday with the esteemed Sarala Puraskar for his literary work 'Jambuloka'.
This prestigious award was presented to Prusty by IMPaCT, the charitable arm of Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Ltd. (IMFA), during a special ceremony organized for this purpose. Along with the recognition, Prusty also received a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh.
In a similar vein, the annual Ila-Bansidhar Panda Kala Samman, which celebrates a lifetime of excellence in the field of art, was bestowed upon Guru Benudhar Mohapatra, a renowned pattachitra painter and accomplished flute player, Guru Mohini Mohan Patnaik.
The event was graced by the presence of Dr. Dnyaneshwar Mulay, a distinguished Marathi writer, who served as the Chief Guest.
Worth mentioning, the prestigious Sarala Puraskar has been conferred by IMPaCT for the past 44 years, recognizing and celebrating exceptional contributions in the field of literature and art.