December 31/12/17;: Revolutionary Odia poet Rabi Singh conferred with the prestigious Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman for the year 2017, Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda has bestowed the award to Mr.Rabi Sing Harihar Mishra, President of Odisha Sahitya Akademiand academy secretary Aswani Mishra was present in this occasion.
Rabi Singh has also received the Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award in 1961. His poetry collections include Patha Prantara Kabita, Charama Patra, Sithila Balga, Lal Pagoda Ra Preta o Anya Kabita, Bhrukuti, Bidirna, Padatika, Apritikara Kabita, Jawalara Mala, Kshata, Bishabani, Durgama Giri, Jhada, Sarbahara, Banya, Anaryara Charyapada among other collections.
Apart from Rabi Singh, 15 litterateurs was also felicitated during the event. Sanatan Mohanty, Rajat Kumar Kar, Bhupen Mohapatra, Nabakishore Prusty, Ramchandra Mohanto, Surendra Kumar Moharana, Trinath Sahu, Laxmidhar Jena, Banshidhar Rout, Panchanan Mishra, Anjali Panda, Nakula Chandra Sahu, Anil Chandra Das, Kumuda Chandra Das and Gobardhan Nayak felicitated at the award ceremony.While Rabi Singh will receive Rs one lakh, the 15 litterateurs will be felicitated with Rs 30000 as honorarium.