Odia Paramita Satpathy’s fiction writer spoke with Sarala Puraskar
The famous writer of fiction of Odia Paramita Satpathy received Tuesday the prestigious “Sarala Puraskar” for her novel “Abhipreta Kala”.
She received a citation, trophy and Rs 5 lakh in a simple and short program held in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines issued by the state government.
‘Abhipreta Kala’ was published by Paschima Publications in 2016. Daughter of the well-known poets Pratibha Satpathy and Nityananda Satpathy, Paramita Satpathy is the author of seven short stories and several novels. She received the Sahitya Akademi Prize for her short story collection ‘Prapti’ in 2016. The annual ‘Sarala Puraskar’ instituted by prominent industrialist Odia Bansidhar Panda and his wife Ila Panda in 1980, is awarded by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), the charitable arm of Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Limited (IMFA). On this occasion, Ila-Bansidhar Panda Kala Samman was presented to veteran painter Jagdish Chandra Kanungo and artist Ghumura Jayanta Kumar Behera. They received a citation and a cash award of Rs 1.5 lakh each.
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