11 Odias to Receive Padma Awards

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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.

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