Bhubaneswar: The award conferred by the Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi on eminent personalities of classical music every year has been renamed as ‘Sunanda Samman’.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik approved the proposal in this regard on Thursday. As per the proposal, the Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi will confer ‘Sunanda Samman’ on the personalities who excel in classical music every year.
The ‘Sunanda Samman’ carries a cash reward of Rs 2.5 lakh and a citation.
The award has been instituted after eminent classical singer Sunanda Patnaik, according to official sources.