Take A Moment To Appreciate The Efforts Of The Unsung Heroes Of Odisha

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ODISHA – an integral part of the vast legacy of Indian culture and it’s been a glorious year for Odisha with numerous awards and crowns being awarded to people in various fields!!

Our strength has always been simplicity and portraying elegance in our works and here is a list of such people, who showed that they had it in them; that they had that fire in them; earned a name and made the state of Odisha proud by bagging the fourth highest civilian award – PADMA SHRI.

This post Is a salute to all those unsung heroes who have taken us higher on the map of  awards and accolades and made us flaunt the caps of pride once again !!


A Padma shri award winner of  2018, shriGobardhanpanika is a weaver of the ancient technique of weaving – “KOTPAD”. He took up the responsibilities of his family on his shoulders at the age of 12 and helped his father and grandfather in weaving. Soon he became a master craftsman with his dedication and went on to win several awards like National Merit Award, SantKabir and other national awards for his  hardwork and contribution to weaving.

“It was a big surprise for me. I had never expected that I will get Padma Shri award. I have learnt the traditional weaving from my grandfather and my father and I am happy that many youngsters are learning this craft and promoting it across the globe,” said Gobardhanpanika.



shrimaharana is a National Awardee in Stone Carving and equisite work with stones and was awarded with Padma Shri this year for for Art-Sculpture. Whatever he is today is due to the blessings of his father and his Guru Late Sri SatyabadiMoharana that today Shri Maharana’s works are recognised as distinct and unique by well-known artists in different places.He is a person with strong determination, unending hunt for innovation and boundless creativity who always strives for excellence in stone sculpture.

Having spent his entire childhood in the village, he had an inclination towards drawings and paintings that tempted his visitto  different temples to draw sketches of different art forms from sculptures and paintings.

Under his direction “Sati Mata Temple” in Surat, Gujrat and “Jagannath Temple” in Nigeria are being constructed. Also, an 18’ long Buddha statue has already been started under his guidance in Taiwan.

“I have received several awards in my life but Padma Award is something special. This is the biggest recognition of my artistic talent gifted by the God. After the award I feel more encouraged to continue my good work.” said Sri.MAHARANA.



A former Indian politician and freedom fighter,Shri Bhabani Charan Pattnaik received Padma Shri this year for Public Affairs for his immense contribution towards his people and he said is even more inspiring.

“Did not expect to get this award at the dawn of my life. Will continue service for the poor and downtrodden till my last breath.”



Shri Rath, bagged Padma Shri this year for literature and education, is a popular writer and has contributes tomany best sellers in Odia language.The eminent writer breathed his last ON 9TH Of February while undergoing treatment for age-related ailments.Governor of Odisha S C Jamir, honourable chief minister Shri Naveen Patnaik, Union ministers JualOram and Dharmendra Pradhan, and many ministers from the Odisha governmentexpressed grief over the passing away of the eminent writer.

Well these are just few names but the actual list is endless.

Here’s The Entire List Of Padma Shri Winner From Odisha From 1955- Present

Padma Shri Award Winners
1Dr. Laxminarayan Sahu1955Literature & Education
2Dr. Isaac Santra1956Social Work
3Shailabala Das1959Social Work
4Artaballava Mohanty1960Literature & Education
5Parsurama Mishra1961Literature & Education
6Shanti Kumar Tribhubandas Raja1962Civil Science
7Sachidananda Routray1962Literature & Education
8Paramananda Acharya1964Science and Engineering
9Krutartha Acharya1965Trade and Industry
10Swami Bichitrananda Das1966Social Work
11Mayadhara Manasingh1967Literature & Education
12Abina Chandra Rao1968Medicine
13Sadashiba Rath Sharma1969Arts
14Mohan Naik1970Social Work
15Sadashiv Mishra1971Civil Service
16G.S. Melkote1972Public Affairs
17Kelucharan Mohapatra1974Arts
18Satyanarayan Rajguru1974Literature & Education
19Sanjukta Panigrahi1975Arts
20Nimai Charan Harichandan1976Arts
21Raghunath Mohapatra1976Arts
22Krishna Chandra Panigrahi1976Literature & Education
23Prafulla Kumar Jena1977Science and Enginering
24Basantibala Jena1984Medicine
25Binod Kanungo1986Literature & Education
26Debi Prasanna Pattnaik1987Literature & Education
27Sudarshan Sahoo1988Arts
28Radha Mohan Gadanayak1990Literature & Education
29Surendra Mohanty1991Literature & Education
30Pankaj Charan Das1992Arts
31Bhagaban Sahoo1992Arts
32Kunja Bihari Meher1998Arts
33Manoj Das2001Literature & Education
34Tulasi Munda2001Social Work
35Gopal Chhotray2002Literature & Education
36Prof. Gopal Chandra Mitra2003Science and Engineering
37Maguni Das2004Arts
38Manoranjan Das2004Arts
39Dillip Tirkey2004Sports
40Nalini Ranjan Mohanty2004Social Work
41Kumkum Mohanty2005Arts
42Chatrubhuja Meher2005Handicrafts
43Gladys June Stains (AUS)2005Social Work
44Dr. Ilena Citaristi2006Arts (Dance)
45Shyama Charan Pati2006Arts
46Dr. Ghanasyama Mishra2006Medicine
47Dr. Prativa Ray2007Literature & Education
48Rabinarayan Bastia2007Science and Enginering
49Gangadhar Pradhan2008Arts
50Dr. Srinivas Udgata2008Literature & Education
51Mrs. Jayanta Mahapatra2009Literature & Education
52Pt. Raghunath Panigrahi2010Arts
53Dr. Herman Kulke2010Literature & Education
54Ignance Tirkey2010Sports
55Guru Mayadhar Rout2010Arts
56Dr. Minati Mishra2012Arts
57Kailash Chandra Meher2013Arts
58Dr. Tara Prasad Dash2013Medicine
59Sudarshan Pattnaik2014Arts (Sandart)
60Prafulla Kar2015Arts
61Haldhar Nag2016Literature and Education
62Jitendriya Haripal2017Arts
63Sadhu Meher2017Arts
64Aruna Mohanty2017Arts
65Prabhakara Maharana2018Arts
66Sisir Misra2018Arts
67Gobardhan Panika2018Arts (Weaving)
68Bhabani Charan Pattanaik2018Public Affairs
69Chandra Sekhar Rath 2018Literature and Education

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