Cuttack: The Eighth Fit Fat Bioscope Award 2011 would be bestowed on renowned singer-composer-music director, Shri Prafulla Kar, for having served the Odia Film industry for five decades, at a special function organised by Home Video Entertainment at Saheed Bhawan, Bhubaneswar on 9th December 2011.
This award instituted by Home Video Entertainment group carries cash prize of Rs. 25,000 and a Bioscope of filigree work costing nearly Rs 20,000. The Entertainment group along with Fit Fat Company has been giving this award since 2004 to Odia film personalities for their contributions to Odia cinema.
Eminent film Producer and Director Parvati Ghosh, Prashant Nanda, Music Director Swarup Naik, comedy king Jairam Samal , Basant Nayak, lead actor Uttam Mohanty and veteran actress Mahasweta Ray have already received this award in previous years.
For about five decades now Shri Kar has audiences and fans in Odisha and abroad for his distinctive singing, compositions and lyrics.
It is noteworthy to mention that Shri Kar has directed the music for more than 70 Oriya Films (Released an non-released) as well as Four Bengali films. For his outstanding contributions to the field of Film music, the Government of Orissa has honoured Shri Kar with the Best Director Award for Oriya films on eight occasions, out of which six were given on consecutive occasions, a record achievements even at the National level.