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Award-winning Odia writer Gourahari Das will receive Sarala Puraskar

By on September 19, 2022 0

Bhubaneswar: Prominent Odia fiction writer Dr. Gourahari Das will be awarded the prestigious Sarala Puraskar for his collection of short stories “Bagha O Anyanya Galpa” published by Timepass Publication in 2018.

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

Gourahari Das was also named the recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Translation Award for the year 2021 for “Chheli Chareibara Dina” – his Odia translation of the Malyalam novel “Aadujeevitham” (Goat Days) by Uday Parkash.

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

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

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

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