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Legendary flutist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is the OSA Lifetime Achievement Award winner for 2019

 USA:30/6/19:Legendary flutist  Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia is the OSA Lifetime Achievement (LTA) Award winner for 2019.

He was the recipient of the highest numbers of votes through the electronic voting.
Coincidentally, PanditJi  will  Chief Guest for the golden jubilee convention. He will receive the award in-person at the convention.  OSA LTA Award process was streamlined this year empowering each and every member to nominate and make the final selection through electronic voting.

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Born in Allahabad to a wrestler father, Chaurasia started learning vocal music from his neighbour, Pandit Rajaram, at the age of 15 and later took up the flute under the mentorship of Bholanath Prasanna of Varanasi for the next eight years.

The Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan awardee has also worked as a music director for Indian films, besides collaborating with several international musicians.

The award ceremony was followed by a classical flute recital by Pandit Chaurasia.

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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