Gourahari Das to get Sarala Puraskar for ‘Bagha O Anyanya Galpa’

Bhubaneswar, 19th September 2022 : Eminent Odia fiction writer Dr Gourahari Das will get the 43rd edition
of prestigious Sarala Puraskar for his short-story collection “Bagha O Anyanya Galpa”, published by Timepass
Publication in 2018. He will receive a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation at the 43rd Sarala Puraskar
award giving ceremony, the Trust said in a Press release. This award is given by IMPaCT, a charitable wing of
the Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Ltd. in recognition of Odia literature.
With this literature award, London based eminent painter and writer Sri Prafulla Mohanti and Odissi music
Guru Sri Ghanshyam Panda will be honoured with ‘Ila-Bansidhar Panda Kala Samman’ for the valuable
contribution in the field of art and music, respectively. Both will receive a cash award of Rs. 1.5 Lakh each and
The annual Sarala Puraskar, instituted by eminent Odia industrialist Dr Bansidhar Panda and his wife Ila Panda
in 1980, has been continuously awarded by the Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT ) , according to
a statement on Monday. The award giving ceremony will be held in Bhubaneswar on 26th October 2022

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