Poet Ramakanta Rath to receive Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman

Bhubaneswar: Noted litterateur and poet Ramakanta Rath was chosen to receive the ‘Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman’ for 2018, the highest literary honour presented by the Odisha Sahitya Akademi. The announcement was made by the akademi today to recognize, Rath’s life-long contribution to literature.

In 1992, Rath had received the prestigious ‘Saraswati Samman’ award and some of his popular works include ‘Shree Radha’, ‘Shree Palataka’, ‘Kete Dinara’, ‘Aneka Kothari’, ‘Sandigdha Mrugaya’, ‘Saptama Rutu’ and ‘Sachitra Andhara.’

After being selected for the award, Rath said “Though there are many capable litterateurs in the State, I was chosen to receive the award. Therefore I thank the Odisha Sahitya Akademi.”

As per reports, 15 litterateurs will also be felicitated during the award presentation ceremony.