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Odisha’s sprint queen Dutee Chand on the cover of Vogue India’s November 2019 edition.

New Delhi:20/10/19: For the second edition of the Vogue Women Of The Year Awards, raised the bar up another notch for 2019 and awarded personalities from different walks of life.

Odisha’s sprint queen Dutee Chand was also among several A-listed celebrities who were acknowledged for their work in various fields. She bagged the Sportsperson Of The Year award. Besides this, she will also be seen on the cover of Vogue India’s November 2019 edition.

Dutee, who holds the national record in women’s 100m, has brought laurels to the country and state several times.

Apart from record-breaking firsts on the track, Dutee Chand is also India’s first openly lesbian athlete. The professional sprinter announced that she was in a same-sex relationship earlier this year, and earned huge praise from many quarters, including talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

“My ultimate aim is to bring home the gold medal for India in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” she said.

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Here is the complete winners list:       

Dutee Chand – Sportsperson Of The Year

Lilly Singh – The Absolut Born Colourless Global Indian Of The Year (Female)

Kunal Nayyar – Global Indian Of The Year (Male)

Winnie Harlow – Global Changemaker Of The Year

Huda Kattan – Influencer Of The Year

Anushka Sharma – Style Icon Of The Year

Alia Bhatt – Performer Of The Year

Katrina Kaif – Risk Taker Of The Year

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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