Bhubaneswar26/10/19: The Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi awards for the year 2017-18 and 2018-19 have been announced today.
Renowned Odissi vocalist Dr Shyamamani Devi and Daskathia maestro Upendra Panigrahi will be conferred with the prestigious Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja Award of the Akademi for the year 2017-18.
Besides, other artistes will be honoured with the State Akademi awards, along with the certificate and cash reward at Ravindra Mandap in Bhubaneswar soon.
Artistes excelling in their respective fields will be awarded for their work in different categories including music, dance and drama.
Here’s the list of artists who have been selected for the awards in 15 different categories for the year 2017-18 and 2018-19.
- Odisha Vocal Music: Santilata Barik Chhotray
- Hindustani Vocal Music: Alaka Chand
- Instrumental Music (string instrument): Ravishankar Pradhan
- Instrumental Music(Percussion): Kalindi Charan Parida
- Light Classical Music: Sudha Mishra
- Folk Instrument: Alok Prakash Das
- Folk Music: Gobinda Chandra Panigrahi
- Script Writing: Hemendra Mohapatra
- Acting (2nos): Brundaban Barik, Bidyut Prabha Patnaik
- Direction: Prasanna Mishra
- Stage Craft: Antarjyami Panda
- Odissi Dance: Brajakishore Mallick
- Folk Dance: Neelkantha Tarai
14.Folk Drama: Keshranjan Pradhan
- Geeti Kabita: Minakshi Devi
- Odisha Vocal Music: Simanchal Das
- Hindustani Vocal Music: Harihar Rath
- Instrumental Music (String instrument): Ramesh Chandra Das
- Instrumental Music (Percussion): Radha Kanta Nanda
- Light Classical Music: Geeta Dash
- Folk Instrument: Santosh Suna
- Folk Music: Bithika Chatterjee
- Script Writing: Sudhansu Nayak
- Acting (2nos): Niranjan Sahu, Laxmipriya Mishra
- Direction: Haren Kumar Sahu
- Stage Craft: Sangram Keshari Maharana
- Odissi Dance: Meera Das
- Folk Dance: Maguni Jena
- Folk Drama: Bijay Kumar Bahali
15.Geeti Kabita: Badri Mishra