Bhubaneswar: The 51st annual Banichitra award ceremony to recognise noteworthy performances and contribution to Odia cinema and television was held at Rabindra Mandap here on Thursday.
Veteran cameraman and cinematographer Srinvas Mahapatra was honoured with life time achievement award at the Banichitra Cine Awards 2019.
Film stars, theatre and jatra artistes, writers, and popular faces from television attended the event.
A total of 47 awards in different categories including art, literature, cinema, plays, dance, song, TV sops and social work were presented during the occasion.
The award presentation ceremony was followed by a cultural evening with dance and music performances by artistes.