Award-Winning Odia Writer Gourahari Das To Receive Sarala Puraskar

Bhubaneswar: Eminent Odia fiction writer Dr Gourahari Das will be conferred with the prestigious Sarala Puraskar for his short-story collection ‘Bagha O Anyanya Galpa’, which was published by Timepass Publication in 2018.

He will receive a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation at the 43rd Sarala Puraskar award-giving ceremony in Bhubaneswar on October 26, Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT) – the charitable wing of Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Ltd – stated in a press release.

Gourahari Das was also named as recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize for the year 2021 for ‘Chheli Chareibara Dina’ — his Odia translation of Malyalam novel ‘Aadujeevitham’ (Goat Days) by Uday Parkash.

London-based eminent painter and writer Prafulla Mohanti and Odissi music Guru Ghanshyam Panda will be honoured with ‘Ila-Bansidhar Panda Kala Samman’ for their valuable contribution in the field of art and music, respectively.

They will receive a cash award of Rs 1.5 lakh each and citations.

The annual Sarala Puraskar, instituted by eminent Odia industrialist Dr Bansidhar Panda and his wife Ila Panda in 1980, has awarded continuously since then by IMPaCT.

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