Bhubaneswar: Eminent storyteller Dr Gourahari Das and celebrated poet Bipin Nayak will receive the Koraput Sahitya Samman 2019 (Koraput Literary Award 2019).
The awards will be bestowed upon the ace authors at the two-day national event – 2nd Koraput Literary Festival (KLF-Odisha) – organised by leading media and publishing house Odia Media Private Limited. The proposed event will be held for two days on October 20 and 21 at Tribal Museum, Koraput.
The award comprises a cash prize of Rs 21,000 each with a citation, a memento and a Geeta Gobinda Khandua, informed Odia Media director Subhransu Panda.
Dr Gourahari Das, a recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award, Das is known for his multi-faceted creativity in the field of Odia literature. Bipin Nayak is also a recipient of Odisha Sahitya Akademi award for his poetry collection Swarachitra.
Koraput Literary Festival convenes a diverse mix of India’s greatest authors, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, and entertainers on one stage to celebrate the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue. The first edition was held in 2018.
Koraput Literary Festival 2019 will be dedicated to the great Odia author Gopinath Mohanty, who spent most of his working years in Koraput.