Cuttack: Eminent poet Rabi Singh has been conferred with the prestigious Sahitya Bharati Samman here.
Former judge of Supreme Court Justice Arijit Pasayat presented the Samman to Singh that carries a cash award of Rs one lakh, a filigree memento of Sun Temple of Konark and a citation.
He was conferred the award at a function here last evening.
The Samman is given by Gangadhar Rath Foundation Trust every year to litterateurs for their distinguished contributions in the field of Odia literature.
Besides the Sahitya Bharati Samman, other awards of the Trust like Gangadhar Rath Smaraki Samman, Bhanuji Rao Samman, Binapani Mohanty Katha Sahitya Puraskar and Subrat Rath Smaraki Puraskar were also given away to the respective winners on the occasion.