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Four from odeisha has been selected for the coveted Sangeet Natak Akademi award

Bhubaneswar:20/6/18; Noted Odissi dancer Sujata Mohapatra and chhau  dance Guru Janmejaya Saibabu has been selected for the coveted Sangeet Natak Akademi award 2017 This was announced after the General Council meeting of the Akademi on June 8 at Imphal in Manipur. Apart from Sujata, Chhau Guru Janmejay Saibabu will also be receiving the coveted award.

Similarly Odissi dancer Janhabi Behera and folk musician (Sambalpuri) Sarbeswar Bhoi from Odisha have been chosen to receive Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for  being youth ambassadors of their respective forms of art.

Forty-two other artistes from across the country will receive the award on a date to be announced later, informed  Akademi officials.

Other artistes who will be awarded for their contribution to the field of dance include Rama Vaidyanathan for Bharatnatyam, Shobha Koser for Kathak, Madambi Subramaniam for Kathakali, LN Oinam Ongbi Dhoni Devi for Manipuri, Deepika Reddy for Kuchipudi, Ramkrishna Talukdar for Sattriya and Ashit Desai for music.

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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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