Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Sahitya Akademi today announces its awards in various categories for the years 2015 and 2016.
Names of awardees, Sahitya Akademi Awards-2015
* Nityananda Panda for ‘Gotie Jodi Gaanra Kahani’ novel.
* Pabitra Panigrahi for short story ‘Gapara Muhan’.
* Binapani Panda for ‘Godhuli Geeta’ in Prose & Poetry category.
* Sanjay Hati for drama and one-act play ‘Maya Mancha’.
* Nabin Kumar Parida for drama and one-act play ‘Naatua O Anyanya Nataka’.
* Panchanana Mishra for Essay & Critical Analysis for ‘Sahitya Samalochana Tattwika O Prayogika Prasanga’
* Dharanidhar Panigrahi for biography ‘Louhamanaba Sardar Patel’.
* Bijay Kumar Mohanty in Translation category for ‘Tathapi Kichhi Rahijiba’.
* Rabindra Biswal in Children’s Literature category for ‘Gachatie Gitatie’.
* Manoj Mohanty in Lyric Poetry category for ‘Prati Palakare Tume’.
Names of awardees, Sahitya Akademi Awards-2016
* Laxmipriya Acharya for novel ‘Ambaa’
* Devdas Chhotray for short story ‘Ramaaku Maribara Panchati Upaya’.
* Bhagwan Jaysingh for ‘Pheranti Ghara’ in Prose & Poetry category.
* Fakir Singh in drama & one-act play category for ‘Atmalipi O Anyanya’.
* Prasanna Kumar Swain in Essay & Critical Analysis category for ‘Alochana Prasanga’.
* Surendra Kumar Maharana in Biography and Travelogue category for ‘Professor Navin Kumar Sahu’.
* Pradosh Patnaik in Biography and Travelogue category for ‘Chalichi… Chalibi Napadibi Thaki’.
* Sarada Ratha in Translation category for ‘Meghabahana’.
* Debendra Choudhury in Children’s Literature category for ‘Chuin Chadhei’.
* Satyanarayana Mishra in Lyric Poetry category for ‘Mishra Raaga’.