Bhubaneswar: Noted poet Dr. Ramakanta Rath receives the prestigious ‘Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman’ for the year 2018 for his contribution to Odia literature from state tourism and culture minister Ashok Chandra Panda
The award was presented to Rath at a special function organised at Rabindra Mandap in Bhubaneswar on Thursday evening. Fifteen other litterateurs of the state were also felicitated on the occasion by the literary body.
Rath, one of the most renowned modernist poets in the Odia literature, was honoured with the prestigious award for his lifetime contribution to the Odia literature. The eminent poet had earlier received Sahitya Akademi Award for his poem Saptama Ritu. Besides, he was also conferred Sarala award for his work Sachitra Andhara in 1984. In 1992, he was conferred Saraswati award.