Praharaj gets Kendra Sahitya Akademi award

Bhubaneswar: Renowned Odia litterateur Rabindra Kumar Praharaj has been selected for the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award this year for his brilliant translation work.

Praharaj will receive the award for his book ‘Thila Gharara Gelhapua’, a translation of classic Bengali novel ‘Alaler Gharer Dulal’ written by acclaimed Bengali writer Tekchand Thakur, and published way back in 1857.

Praharaj has so far published 36 books, 14 of which are translated to Odia from other languages.