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Dhaneswar Mohapatra, Shantanu Acharya honoured with Ati Badi Puraskar

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Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, July 25:

Eminent writers Prof Shantanu Kumar Acharya and Dr Dhaneswar Mohapatra were conferred Odisha’s most prestigious literary award Atibadi Jagannath Das Puraskar for the year 2014 and 2013 respectively at a formal ceremony at Jayadev Bhawan here this evening.

Dhaneswar Mohapatra
Dhaneswar Mohapatra

These awards were announced by the Odisha Sahitya Akademi on July 5.

The Atibadi award, considered Odisha’s highest literary honour, carries Rs 1 lakh in cash and a citation.

Dr Mahapatra and Dr Acharya received the award from Odisha’s Culture and Tourism Minister Ashok Panda in the presence of Dr Arabinda Kumar Padhee, Commissioner-Cum-Secretary of Tourism and Culture department and other dignitaries on the dais.

The state government had doubled the amount of the cash prize of Atibadi Puraskar from the existing Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh only recently.

Here is the list of the eminent writers who have been honoured with Atibadi Jagannath Das Award since 1993:

Shantanu Acharya
Shantanu Acharya

 

Late Padmasri Radhamohan Gadanayak 1993

Late Krushna Chandra Tripathy 1994

Late Dr. Natabar Samantaray 1995

Late Rajkishore Pattnaik 1996

Late Laxmidhar Nayak 1997

Prof. Gouri Kumar Brahma 1998

Nityananda Mohapatra 1999

Late Dr. Binod Chandra Nayak 2000

Late Basanta Kumari Pattnaik 2001

Achyutananda Pati 2002

Late Chintamani Behera 2003

Manoranjan Das 2004

Umasankar Panda 2005

Dr. Sudarsan Acharya 2006

Manoj Das 2007

Mahapatra Nilamani Sahoo 2008

Dasarathi Das 2009

Dr Gaganendra Nath Dash 2010

Chandra Sekhar Rath 2011

Brajanath Rath 2012