Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 23:
Eminent South Indian classical and playback and singer Vani Jayaram would be conferred with the Sangeet Sudhakar Balakrushna Das Samman named after the legendary composer and singer of Odisha.
Ms Jayaram would receive the award, instituted by the Sangeet Sudhakar Balakrushna Das Foundation, at the 92nd birth anniversary of renowned singer at Jayadev Bhawan in the city here on May 28.
“Besides Vani Jayaram, popular playback singer Gita Patnaik would be conferred with Sangeet Saraswati Samman, Odissi guru Gopinath Behera with Badya Saraswati Samman and poet-lyricist Debendra Prasad Das with Geeti Saraswati Samman on the occasion”, Dhirendra Kumar Ray, president of the Foundation and secretary Guru Ramahari Das said in a release today.