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Prafulla Kar gets Padma Shri Award from President

New Delhi, March 30: Veteran Odia lyricist and writer Prafulla Kar was conferred the prestigious Padma Shri award by President Paranab Mukherjee at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan today. He was awarded for his contribution to art.

Earlier, he had received many awards for his excellence in the field of art and literature. He was given Jayadeva Award (2004), D. Lit (Utkal University), Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja Award (2009), FitFat Biscope Award (2011), Swarna Sanjibani Award (2008), Balakrushna Das Award (2010), Parampara Award (2012), Kadambini Award (2012).

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