Bhubaneswar: Renowned weaver and master craftsman Padmashree Dr. Chaturbhuj Meher has been awarded with ‘Utkal Prangya Samman’ by Doordarshan (DD) for his immense contribution in handloom, traditional and modern art techniques through numerous patterns of ‘Dasa Phulia’ Tasar Saree, ‘Ikat’, ‘Devadasi’, ‘Boita Bandana’ Saree and Baandha
styles of weaving.
The honor was conferred in a special program at Doordarshan Kendra, Bhubaneswar by Mr. Chittaranjan Jena, former Assistant Director of Doordarshan, on Thursday.
Through his master craftsmanship and excellence in his field, Dr. Meher has made Odisha proud. He has brought laurels for the State by winning many awards & accolades across the world.
Dr. Meher has already received more than 50 National and International Awards in Textile and Baandha weaving. He is one of the renowned personalities in the field of handicrafts and handlooms. Moreover popular Meher’s Odissi saree brand, that has earned immense popularity both at the national and international levels for its unique style of weaving was also founded by Mr. Meher.