BHUBANESWAR: Orissa Sahitya Akademi today announced awards for the years 2005 and 2006 at an executive council meeting held here under its president Husen Rabi Gandhi. The council declared awards in nine categories of Oriya literature.
The awardees would be felicitated at a special ceremony later, stated an akademi release. The winners are:
FOR 2005: Novel (Bibarna Pruthibi) Surendra Nayak, short story (Sahajatri) Debabrata Madanray, poetry (Akashi Manisha) Amaresh Patnaik, drama and play (Pakshi) Bhaskar Chandra Mohapatra, essay and criticism (Ekabinsa Satabdira Sahitya) Raicharan Das, biography and travelogue (Jibanara Pathaprante) Sarat Chandra Mishra, translation (Samadhi Hebani Auu...) Saudamini Udgata, children’s literature (Kichiri Michiri Chin) Sunamani Rout and lyrical poetry (Kadua Nai) Subash Kar.
FOR 2006: Novel (Shoka Dibasa) Paresh Kumar Patnaik, short story (Birala Rupaka) Paramita Satapathy, poetry (Bharata Barsha) Girija Kumar Baliarsingh, drama and play (Kallole Kallola and Sambhabami Juge Juge) Dr Saileswara Nanda and Sudhakar Nanda (joint winners), essay and criticism (Nirbachita Prabandha Sankalana) Gaganendranath Dash, biography and travelogue (Americare Kichi Dina) Basudeb Sahu, translation (Qurrat-ul-ain Haideranka Nirbachita Kahani) Kumar Hassan, children’s literature (Manika) Malakar and lyrical poetry (Krupajala) Prafulla Kar.