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Eminent poet from Ashutosh Parida has been selected for the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2023

New Delhi: 21/12/23: Eminent Odia poet Ashutosh Parida and Sanskrit poet Arun Ranjan Mishra have been selected for the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for the year 2023.

Parida has been selected for his Odia poetry collection, “Aprastuta Mrutyu’ (Unprepared Death), and Mishra for his Sanskrit poetry book “Sunye Meghaganam”.

Parida has been selected for his odia poetry collection, “Aprastuta Mrutyu’ (Unprepared Death), and Mishra for his poetry book “Sunye Meghaganam”.

A total of 24 awards for 24 languages were announced by secretary K Srinivasrao at Sahitya Akademi Auditorium in New Delhi on Wednesday afternoon. The awardees will receive a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh and a copper shield each.

Parida was born in February 1946 in Kendrapara. He completed his BTech from erstwhile REC, Rourkela. He received his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and worked as a scientist at CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar.

With his eleven collections of poetry and a book of essays, he later established himself as a committed writer in Odia literature.

For his literary contribution, Parida has been conferred with several awards and honors, including Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award, Bhanuji Rao Memorial Award, Sachi Routray Kabita Samman, and Satyabadi Sahitya Samman.

Parida won the Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award for his poetry collection ‘Ipsita Krodha’ in 1990. His poems have also been translated into English, Hindi and Bengali languages. He lives in Bhubaneswar.

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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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