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Noted Odissi dancer Sujata Mohapatra was conferred with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

Newdelhi:6/2/19: Noted Odissi dancer Sujata Mohapatra was conferred with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award by President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday.

Mohapatra received the prestigious award from the President in a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

She is the disciple and daughter-in-law of legendary Odissi guru, Kelucharan Mohapatra. Her dance is noted particularly for its strict adherence to Kelucharan Mohapatra’s style, known for its grace, depth of expression and technical exactitude. Mohapatra is married to her guru’s son Ratikant Mohapatra.

The President awarded a total of 42 artistes in five categories for the year 2017, including a joint award to Umakant and Ramakant Gundecha for their contribution in Hindustani vocal music.

About Ashok Palit

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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