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Tarun Kanti Mishra will receive the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award for his book Bhaswati

Bhubaneswar:21/12/19:Famed Odia writer and former chief secretary of Odisha Tarun Kanti Mishra will receive the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award in Odia category for 2019.

Mishra will get the prestigious award for his book Bhaswati, Sahitya Akademi Secretary K Sreenivasa Rao said Wednesday.

“The awards were recommended by distinguished jury members representing 23 Indian languages and approved by the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi which met today under the Chairmanship of Chandrashekhar Kambar, President of Sahitya Akademi,” Rao added.

The awards, comprising an engraved copper plaque, a shawl and Rs 100,000 in cash, will be given February 25, 2020 during the Akademi’s Festival of Letters.

Mishra was born August 3, 1950 in Keonjhar. He joined Indian Administrative Service in 1975 and retired as chief secretary to the state government. His first anthology was published in 1968. Mishra is also a recipient of numerous other prestigious awards including Odisha Sahitya Akademi award, Sarala Award and Katha Award.

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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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