Bhubaneswar: Eminent writer and music exponent Nila Madhab Panigrahi of Sambalpur has been selected for the prestigious Tagore Academy Award.

This was decided by the organizing committee headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. Panigrahi will be one among 100 literary persons across the country selected for this award.

The award consists a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, a citation and a shawl.