Sudarshan Sahoo

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Sudarshan Sahoo
Born (1939-03-11) 11 March 1939 (age 82) [1]
Years active1952 – to present
Spouse(s)Anapurna Sahoo
ChildrenPurnima, Rabi Narayan, Surya Narayan, Pushpalata [2]
Awards Padma Shri, Shilp Guru, Padma Vibhushan

Sudarshan Sahoo, sculptor was born in Puri in 1939. [3] He was awarded India's second highest civilian award the Padma Vibhushan in 2021. [4] [5]

Shree Sahoo developed Sudarshan Crafts Museum, Puri was established in 1977. The Gurukul system of learning was revived again when Sudarshan Sahoo established Sudarshan Art & Crafts Village, Bhubaneswar in 1991 with the help of the Government of Odisha. The institution is a Training and Creative Centre for traditional sculptures made of stone, wood and fiberglass sculptures. [ citation needed ]

Awards and recognition

He received the National Award for stone carving in 1981. His award came in the form of Padma Shri, awarded to him in 1988. He received the Shilp Guru Award 2003.[ citation needed ] Dharmapada award by Odisha Lalit kala Academy for year 2012. Padma Vibhushan award is presented in 2021.

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  1. "Sudarshan Sahoo". 2000. Retrieved 24 February 2013. Puri on March 11, 1939
  2. Hathi, Nirali Dixit. "Times of India Publications". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 February 2013. his two sons, Rabi Narayan and Surya Narayan Sahoo
  4. "Padma Vibhushan for sculptor Sudarshan Sahoo and Padma Shri for Five Others in Odisha". Minati Singha. The Times of India. 25 January 2021. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  5. "PIB Press Release: This Year's Padma Awards announced". Retrieved 2 February 2011.