Sudarsan Pattnaik appointed President of Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi

ONI Bureau:  Renowned Sand Artist Sudarsan Patnaik on Wednesday appointed as president of Odisha Lalit Kala Academy. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik selected Patnaik for the prestigious post.

The prestigious post had remained vacant after stone sculpture Raghunath Mohapatra resigned following his nomination to Rajya Sabha.

The Sand Artist won Gold medal at International Sand Art Championship held at Russia. He was awarded the Padma Shri by Government of India in 2014.

Sudarsan also bagged many awards like National Tourism award, National Youth award and People of the Year award by Limca Book in 2009.

Odisha Lalit Kala AkademiPresidentRaghunath MohapatraSudarsan Pattnaik