Three from Odisha receive Padma Shri
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Three persons from Odisha – Sisir Purushottam Mishra, Bhabani Charan Pattnaik, Chandra Sekhar Rath (Posthumously) – received Padma Shri from President Ram Nath Kovind at a function held in Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi today.
While Sisir Purushottam Mishra and Bhabani Charan Pattnaik bagged the award for Filmmaking and Public Affairs, respectively, wife of Prof Chandrasekhar Rath received the highest civilian award from Kovind posthumously.
He was awarded for his contribution in the field of literature and education. Prof Rath was an Odia literature legend and was a writer of novels, short stories, essays, poems and translations in English and Odia.