Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 13:
Four famous personalities from Odisha were today conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Famous actor, director, producer Sadhu Meher, famous renal transplant surgeon Dr Mukut Minz, popular Sambalpuri singer of ‘Rangabati’ fame Jitendra Haripal and famous Odissi danseuse Aruna Mohanty received the award from President Pranab Mukherjee at a special function in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Notably, Meher has worked with internationally-acclaimed directors Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, Mrinal Sen and Tapan Sinha among others and has earned a name for himself with his acting in Hindi and Odia movies.
Similarly, Odisha-born Dr Mukut Minz had performed renal transplant surgery on External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.