Bhubaneswar: Noted painter Bansidhar Pratihari will be conferred with the Dharmapada Award for the year 2022, Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi announced on Saturday.
The Dharmapada Award is the highest honour given to an individual for lifetime achievement and contribution to visual art and sculpture.
The Akademi also announced the names of five noted personalities – Brajabandhu Mishra (Scluptor), Laxmidhar Subudhi (Palm leave artist), Bhramarbar Nayak (Pattachitra painter), Ramesh Kumar Behera and Keshab Chandra Maharana for special felicitations.
All the artists will be awarded and felicitated at a special function on February 6 at Sanskruti Bhawan in Bhubaneswar, Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi said.
The Dharmapada Award carries a prize of Rs 5 lakh, a citation and a shawl. The special awardees will each be felicitated with Rs 1 lakh cash and a citation.
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