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Renowned poet Ramakanta Rath was named to get Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman

Bhubaneswar:30/6/18; Renowned  poet Ramakanta Rath was named to get Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman, the highest honour of Odisha Sahitya Akademi.

The eminent poet will receive the prestigious award for the year 2018 for his immense contribution to Odia literature.


Some of the poems including ‘Kete Dinara’, ‘Aneka Kothari’, ‘Sandigdha Mrigaya’, ‘Saptama Ritu’ and ‘Sachitra Andhara’ are considered as his best works in the Odia poetry. A number of his poems have also been translated into English and different Indian regional languages.

Earlier, he was conferred the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1977, Saraswathi Samman in 1992, Bishuva Samman in 1990.

He has also received country’s third highest civilian honour, the Padma Bhushan in 2006.

He was the vice president of the Sahitya Academy from 1993 to 1998 and the president of the Sahitya Akademi from 1998 to 2003 in New Delhi.

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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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