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Well-known Odia fiction writer, Gourahari Das received the prestigious 43rd Sarala Award for the year 2022

Bhubaneswar:27/10/22:Well-known Odia fiction writer, Gourahari Das received the prestigious 43rd Sarala Award for the year 2022 on Wednesday.

The award was handed over in a ceremony organized by IMPaCT, the CSR wing of the IMFA. Das received the award for his short-story collection “Bagha O Anyanya Galpa”, published by Timepass Publication in 2018.

He received a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation.

Das had also received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2012. He had also received the Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize for the year 2021 for ‘Chheli Chareibara Dina’ for his Odia translation of Malyalam novel ‘Aadujeevitham’ (Goat Days) by Uday Parkash.. Including this, he has six transalations to his credit besides, several novels, travelogues and short stories.

Apart from this, London-based eminent painter and writer Prafulla Mohanty and Odissi music Guru Ghanshyam Panda were honoured with ‘Ila-Bansidhar Panda Kala Samman’ for their valuable contribution in the field of art and music, respectively. Both received a cash award of Rs1.5 Lakh each and citations.

The annual Sarala Puraskar was instituted by eminent Odia industrialist Dr Bansidhar Panda and his wife Ila Panda in 1980. The Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT ) has since been continuously awarding eminent personalities for excellence in Odia literature.

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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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