Bhubaneswar: Prof Kishor Kumar Basa has been awarded the ‘Tagore National Fellowship’ by the Ministry of Culture.
Basa, who retired as professor of anthropology from Utkal University, will research on Humankind or Museum of Man at the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya in Bhopal for two years beginning May 2. He will research on the changes of humankind or museum from the 19th Century.
Basa had topped the Matric examination in Odisha in 1973 and later did his PhD from London University. He did his post-doctoral fellowship from Cambridge University. He was also director of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya in Bhopal, Indian Museum in Kolkata and the Anthropological Survey of India.