Rama Chandra Behera To Get ‘Atibadi Jagannath Das Puraskar’ For 2020

Bhubaneswar: Famous storyteller Rama Chandra Behera will receive the prestigious ‘Atibadi Jagannath Das Puraskar’-the Odisha Sahitya Akademi’s highest literary award for the year 2020.

The announcement made following a decision taken in this regard at a meeting of the Odisha Sahitya Akademi chaired by its president Harihar Mishra held here today.
In addition to this, it was also decided at the meeting to felicitate 15 elderly litterateurs at a special function.

Those to be felicitated are Debendra Kumar Dash, Girija Shankar Sharma, Ashok Kumar Patnaik, Babaji Charan Patnaik, Baidhar Sahoo, Jiban Krushna Mahapatra, Digaraj Brahma, Rudra Narayan Prusty, Soubhagini Mishra, Swaraj Laxmi Mishra, Krupasindhu Nayak, Nirmal Prava Nayak, Raseswari Mishra, Radhabinod Nayak, and Maheswar Mulia.