Bhubaneswar: After Haladhar Nag and Nilamadhab Panda, handloom designer Sribhas Chandra Supakar was conferred the Padma Shri by President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday. Supakar is a native of Jharuapara in Sambalpur.
In 1985, Supakar completed his diploma in handloom designing. Following in the footsteps of his father in Banaras, he pursued handloom designing.
Film maker Nila Madhab Panda and Koshali poet Haldhar Nag of Odisha have already received the prestigious Padma Shri award this year.