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Three eminent artists from Odisha nominated to receive the Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademi award

Bhubaneswar:28/5/17:Three eminent artists from Odisha, Odishi Guru Ratikant Mohapatra, theatre director Satyabrata Rout and Pala singer Laxmidhar Rout, have been nominated to receive the Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademi award this year.

The veteran artists were selected for the prestigious award for their contributions in their respective fields.

They will be conferred the award by the President of India at a function in New Delhi.

The Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s first national academy for music, dance and drama, has been set up with an objective to coordinate and promote research in fields of Indian music, dance, drama, theatre and other traditional arts.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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