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Noted Odissi dancer Sujata Mohapatra has been nominated to receive the Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademi award

Bhubaneswar:20/6/18; Noted Odissi dancer Sujata Mohapatra has been nominated to receive the Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademi award this year, official sources said.

Mohapatra, who had started learning Odissi at an early age from Guru Sudhakar Sahu, later took training under Padma Vibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra at Odissi Research Center in Bhubaneshwar.

Another Odissi dancer, Janhabi Behera, was nominated to receive the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2017, an award given to an Indian artist who has made a mark as young talent in his or her respective fields of the performing art.

The Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s national academy for music, dance and drama, on Tuesday announced that a total of 42 artistes have been selected for the prestigious award.

“Sangeet Natak Akademi is pleased to announce that the General Council of the Akademi has at its meeting held on 8 June 2018 in Imphal selected 42 artists, including one joint award, for Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (Akademi Purashkar) for the year 2018,” it said in a tweet.

The Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s national academy for music, dance and drama, on Tuesday announced that a total of 42 artistes have been selected for the prestigious award.

“Sangeet Natak Akademi is pleased to announce that the General Council of the Akademi has at its meeting held on 8 June 2018 in Imphal selected 42 artists, including one joint award, for Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (Akademi Purashkar) for the year 2018,” it said in a tweet.

Twelve artists have been selected from the field of music, 9 each from the fields of dance and theatre, and ten artists have been included from the traditional, folk, tribal music, dance and puppetry fields, the Akademi said.

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