Dinanath Pathy Kala Samman

Dinanath Pathy Kala Samman

1st Dinanath Pathy Kala Samman 2021

22nd February 2021
Digapahandi, Ganjam, Odisha

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Ketaki Foundation Trust is pleased to honour Sri Laxmidhar Mahapatra with the 1st Dinanath Pathy Kala Samman 2021 and an honorarium for his lifelong contribution to the dying art forms.

Born to an artist family in 1957 in Digapahandi, Ganjam, Odisha, Chitrakar Laxmidhar Mahapatra is a skilled artist in the vernacular art forms like Ganjapa Painting, Patta painting, Wall Murals and Osakothi Painting. His entire life has been dedicated to the practice and uplifting of the folk art forms of Ganjam.




In the centre Ramahari Jena as Chief Guest & Jyotiranjan Swain from Ketaki
Foundation Trust with other dignitaries on the opening ceremony of “District
Level Chitrakala Karmasala” at Digapahandi



Chitrakar Laxmidhar Mohapatra has been felicitated “1st Dinanath Pathy
Kala Samman 2021” by Ramahari Jena at Digapahandi on 22nd Feb 2021.



Chitrakar Laxmidhar Mohapatra while working on his signature style Osakothi
Painting at his studio at Digapahandi.