Bhubaneswar: Noted singer Chitta Jena received the 4 th Prafulla Kar Award 2012. The award was given away on Thursday, on the 73rd birth anniversary of the eminent singer-musician Prafulla Kar at Utkal Mandap, Bhubaneswar.
The award was instituted by Prafulla Kar Foundation in collaboration with Khimji Jewellers. The award carried Rs 20, 000 in cash, a citation and a memento.
Apart from him Pala singer Sahadev Bira was also felicitated with Rs 5, 000 in cash, a citation and a memento for his continuation of the practice to fete folk artistes.
The award ceremony was followed by a musical nite where popular songs of Kar were crooned by artistes like Pranab Patnaik, Saurav Nayak, Pommy, Chitta Jena, Dukhiram Tripathy, Mahaprasad Kar, Chitrabhanu Mohanty, Debasis Priyadarshi, Sanjay Mishra, Girija Dash, Santosh Dash, Nazia Alam, Pratyasha, Tanaya Tanisha Das, Rajlaxmi Patra and Rinky.
The winning candidates of the Prafulla Kar Sangita Competition’ were also honoured.
Among others, eminent writer Mahapatra Nilamani Sahu, Sarat Pujari, Actor, Devdas Chottray, Former Vice Chancellor of Ravenshaw University, Dash Benhur, Chairperson, Prafulla Kar Foundation, Nishikant Mishra, Dr. Jenamani Sanjib Kumar, Co-ordinator, Choudhury Amitabh Das were present.