Dharmapada Award For Eminent Odisha Painter Bansidhar Pratihari

Bhubaneswar: Eminent painter from Odisha Bansidhar Pratihari will receive the prestigious Dharmapada Award for the year 2022. This is the highest award given by the Odisha government to an artist for his or her lifetime contribution to the field of visual art and sculpture.

Ninty-four-year-old Pratihari will receive a cash award of Rs 5 lakh, a citation and a shawl. The Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi under the Culture department made the announcement on Saturday.

The Akademi will also felicitate sculptor Brajabandhu Mishra, palm leaf artist Laxmidhar Subudhi, Pattachitra painter Bhramarbar Naik, painter Ramesh Behera and stone sculptor Keshab Chandra Maharana.

The awards will be given away on February 6.

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