New Delhi: At least will be awarded Padma Awards this year. For the first time, the highest number of Odias have been chosen for Civilian Awards.
List of Padma Awardees from Odisha:
Manoj Das- Literature and Education (Padma Bhushan)
Dr. Damayanti Beshra – Literature and Education
Utsav Charan Das – Art
Mitrabhanu Gountia – Art
Manmohan Mahapatra – (posthumous) Art
Binapani Mohanty – Literature and Education
Radha Mohan and Sabarmatee – Agriculture (In a duo case, the award is counted as one)
Batakrushna Sahoo – Animal Husbandry
Dr Digambar Behera – Medicine
Dr. Prasanta Kumar Pattanaik – Literature and Education
Guru Shashadhar Acharya – Art
The Padma Awards are the highest civilian awards of the country after the Bharat Ratna. The final list of names of the awardees is announced by the government on January 25, on the eve of Republic Day.