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Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi awards for the year 2017-18 and 2018-19 was conferred

Bhubaneswar:14/11/19: The Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi awards for the year 2017-18 and 2018-19 was conferred  to the Artistes excelling in their respective fields on 13 th november, The Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja Award, the top award of the Akademi  was conferred to Renowned Odissi vocalist Dr Shyamamani Devi and Daskathia maestro Upendra Panigrahi Award of the Akademi for the year 2017-18., other artistes was conferred with the Akademi awards, along with certificate and cash amount  in a colourful event at BhanjakalaMandap, Bhubaneswar.Tourism and culture Minister Jyoti Panigrahi,Commissioner Monoranjan Panigrahi and other dignitary  of Culture department was present in this occasion.

(For the year 2017-18)

Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja Samman: Dr. Shyamamani Devi, Cuttack (for Odissi Vocal)

Akademi Awards

  • Odissi vocal: Smt. Shantilata Barik Chhotray, Bhubaneswar
  • Hindusthani vocal: Smt. Alaka Chand, Rourkela, Sundergarh
  • Instrumental music (string instrument): Sri Rabishankar Pradhan, Cuttack
  • Instrumental music : Sri Kalindi Charan Parida, Puri
  • Sugam Sangeet: Dr. Sudha Mishra, Bhubaneswar
  • Folk Rhythm : Sri Alok Prakash Dash, Balangir
  • Folk music: Govindra Chandra Panigrahi, Keonjhar
  • Drama writing: Hemendra Mohapatra, Balasore
  • Acting: Brundaban Barik, Bhadrak & Bidyutprabha Pattnaik, Bhubaneswar
  • Direction: Prasanna Mishra, Bhubaneswar
  • Stage craft: Antaryami Panda, Bhubaneswar
  • Odissi dance: Brajakishore Mallick, Bhubaneswar
  • Folk Dance: Nilakantha Tari, Bhatkumarta, Ganjam
  • Folk drama: Kesharanjan Pradhan, Bargarh
  • Lyrics: Meenakshi Devi, Cuttack
(For the year 2018-19)


Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja Samman

Upendra Kumar Panigrahi, Ganjam (For Daskathia)

Akademi Awards
  • Odissi Vocal: Simanchala Das, Ganjam
  • Hindusthani Vocal: Harihar Rath, Bhubaneswar
  • Instrumental music (String instrument): Ramesh Das, Kendrapara
  • Instrumental music: Radhakanta Nanda, Cuttack
  • Sugam Sangeet: Geeta Dash, Bhubaneswar
  • Lokabadya: Santosh Suna, Sambalpur
  • Folk music: Bithika Chatterjee, Balangir
  • Drama writing: Sudhanshu Nayak, Bhadrak
  • Acting: Niranjan Sahu, Bhubaneswar & Laxmipriya Mishra, Puri
  • Direction: Haren Kumar Sahu, Bhubaneswar
  • Stage craft: Sangram Keshari Maharana, Redhanga, Khordha
  • Odissi Dance: Meera Das, Cuttack
  • Folk Dance: Maguni Jena, Puri
  • Folk Drama: Bijay Ku Bahali, Bhadrak
  • Lyrics: Badri Mishra, Puri

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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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