The First Odia to Top in IAS exam and all statewide examinations : Dr Sitakant Mahapatra – The eminent Odia poem Writer #Odisha #Eminent #Odia #Bureaucrat
The First Odia to Top in IAS exam and all statewide examinations : Sitakant Mahapatra – The eminent Odia poem Writer #Odisha #Eminent #Odia #Bureaucrat
Sitakant Mahapatra was born on September 17, 1937 at Mahanga, Odisha which is situated on the banks of Chitrotpala river , a tributary of the great Mahanadi, He was a multi-talented personality who was eminent to propose in both Odia as well as English. He also holds many privileges as he was the first Odia/Oriya to top the IAS exam and also the Chairman of National Book Trust, New Delhi.
Sitakant Mahapatra is an noble administrator of Odisha and he rendered his service to the state Odisha as an Educationalist, as a professor in Utkal university and as a IAS officer in the state.
Sitakant Mahapatra is living eminent personality of Odisha and he contributed many services to the Odia language and literature as a poet. He has helped to many poor family of Odisha to improve their status. He has been attracted by all kind of people of Odisha. The various awards and achievements won by him shows his talent and service to the state Odisha and our country. The career and awards of Sitakant Mahapatra are listed below.
Awards and achievements of Sitakant Mahapatra
As a poet Sitakant Mahapatra got various awards for his poems and contribution in his native language , Odia. They are as follows:
- The Jnanpith Award in 1993
- Sarala Award in 1985
- Orissa Sahitya Academy Award in 1971 and also in 1984
- Sahitya Akademi Award in 1974
- Award of the Highest Honour by Soka University at Tokyo, Japan in 2001
- Padma Bhushan Award in 2002
- Padma Vibhushan Award
- Nominated as Fellow of Sahitya Acadamy along with Malayalam writer Mr M T Vasudevan Nayar. – 2013