Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 3 Odias

Bhubaneswar: Three eminent personalities from Odisha— Odissi guru Ratikant Mohapatra, theatre director Satyabrata Rout and Pala singer Laxmidhar Rout have been selected for the prestigious Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademi Samman.

The legendary artists have been picked by the Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademi from among representatives from 30 states for the immense contribution to dance, music and theatre and other performing arts in the state.

The selected artiste will be awarded by the President of India in a special function in New Delhi to be held shortly.

The Akademi awards are being given to various artists since 1952 in the country as part of special measures to recognise sustained individual work and contribution.