Bhubaneswar: Padma Shri Professor Manoj Das will be conferred with Kalinga Literary Award, announced the organisers of Mystic Kalinga Festival (MKF) on Thursday.
Das, who writes both in Odia and English, will be presented the award at the literary-cultural festival in Bhubaneswar starting February 8.
At the event, the veteran writer is scheduled to deliver the festival’s keynote address on “Divine Madness: Knowledge, Ecstasy, and Transformation”.
In 2000, Das was awarded Saraswati Samman. Later, the bilingual writer was conferred Padma Bhushan in the year 2001 for his contribution in the field of literature and education.
Das currently teaches English Literature and the Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo at the Sri Aurobindo International University.