Puri: Raghunath Mohapatra has been infusing life into seashells, which are found in abundance on the beaches of Odisha, by creating breathtaking sculptures. Starting from ‘Dasa Avatar Murti’ to ‘Boita Bandana’ and ‘Dasamahavidya’ of Goddess Durga to a plethora of interesting subjects of Indian mythology, Raghunath has managed to portray them all in sculptures made […]
Bhubaneswar: A couple of days after eminent sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra revealed his dream project of constructing a second Konark temple in Odisha and sought cooperation from both the State government and the Centre for the project, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today criticised the idea and even threatened to move the Supreme Court. “We vehemently […]
Bhubaneswar: After President Ram Nath Kovind nominated sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra and Odissi exponent Sonal Mansingh to Rajya Sabha, talks are abuzz that the Centre has played the ‘goodwill’ card to counter BJD’s strategy to promote brand ‘Naveen Patnaik in the State. The saffron party is attempting to connect with the sentiments of people of the […]
Bhubaneswar: A day after being nominated to the Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind, eminent sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra today said that he was optimistic about his dream project of constructing a second Konark temple in Odisha. Mohapatra, after paying obeisance to Lord Shiva at the Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar here sought cooperation from both […]
Puri: Odia architect Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra has started beautification of the stainless steel frame installed for the purpose of Jagamohan of Jagannath temple in Puri. According to information, Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and Raghunath Mohapatra have signed an agreement in this regard. According to the deal, the Jagamohan will be designed with a […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid much hue and cry, Congress nominee Ranjib Biswal emerged victorious defeating his nearest rival Raghunath Mohapatra in Rajya Sabha elections. Similarly, BJD candidates Kalpataru Das, Anang Uday Singh Deo and Sarojini Hembram whose winning possibilities was imminent managed to enter the upper house of Parliament without any hick ups. According to reliable sources, […]
Suspense over the support of BJP and Independent legislators still continues as they keep their cards close to their chest about their moves for the fourth seat
Renowned sculptor Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra is recently in news not for his artistic creativity but for his desire to enter Rajya Sabha
Uncertainty looms large over
After endorsing Independent candidate and sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra for the Rajya Sabha polls...
Bhubaneswar: Putting all speculations to rest, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday declared to extend his party’s support to renowned sculptor and Padma Vibhushan awardee Raghunath Mohapatra for the fourth Rajya Sabha seat as an independent candidate. “Padma Vibhushan Sri Raghunath Mohapatra, the famous sculptor is going to stand […]
Bhubaneswar: With a view to identify hidden talents in schools of the city and provide them platform to showcase their skills, a singing competition ‘Voice of School’ was held in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. The event was organised by the SS Parivar Foundation at Jaydev Bhawan here. While as many as 250 students from various schools […]
Prashant Mohapatra, former Odisha cricket team captain and son of late Raghunath Mohapatra, succumbed to Covid-19 while undergoing treatment at AIIMS here on Wednesday.
The mortal remains of Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra were consigned to flames with full state honours at Girala village in Puri district on Sunday night.
Illustrious sculptor from Odisha, Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra passed away on Sunday at the age of 78 years.