Raghunath Mohapatra

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Raghunath Mohapatra
Padma Vibhushan Raghunath Mohapatra (Architect and Sculptor) 01.jpg
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha (Nominated)
Assumed office
14 July 2018
Preceded byAnu Aga
Personal details
Born (1943-03-23) 23 March 1943 (age 75)
Puri, Odisha
Nationality Indian
Education8th [1]
OccupationInstructor
Known forsculptor
AwardsMember of Parliament, Rajya Sabha ,2018 Padma Vibhushan, 2013
Padma Bhusan, 2001
Padma Sri, 1976
Websitehttp://www.raghunathcrafts.com/aboutus.htm

Raghunath Mohapatra (born 23 March 1943)[2] Rajya Sabha MP is an architect and sculptor from Odisha state in India. He was awarded Padma Shri in 1975 and Padma Bhushan in 2001.[3] He was awarded Padma Vibhushan in 2013 on occasion of 64th Republic day of India.[4]

Biography[edit]

Born in Puri,[5] Mohapatra was awarded Padma Shri by the then President of India Fakiruddin Ali Ahmed in 1976 and also received the Padma Bhushan award in 2001.

He was nominated by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India as a member of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in 2000.

He served as a senior instructor and superintendent of Handicraft training & designing center, Government of Odisha, Bhubaneswar since 1963.[6]

Awards[edit]

  • Padma Vibhushan, 2013 [7][8]
  • Padma Bhusan, 2001
  • Padma Sri, 1976[9]
  • National award for sculpture, 1964[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kanungo, Laxminarayan (2013). "Raghunath Mohapatra gets Padma Vibhushan, Padma Shri to 3 Odias | Odisha Reporter". odishareporter.in. Archived from the original on 28 January 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013. He did not study beyond Std VIII
  2. ^ Ambaly, Anwesha (20 October 2016). "Salute to doyen". The Telegraph. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards". pib. January 29, 2013. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  5. ^ "Sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra to get Padma Vibhushan". odishanow.in. Retrieved 26 January 2013. Born in Puri, Mohapatra
  6. ^ "Profiles: Padma Vibhushans of 2013 - DNA". dnaindia.com. 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013. Raghunath served as a senior instructor and superintendent
  7. ^ "Press Information Bureau English Releases". pib.nic.in. 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013. Shri Raghunath Mohapatra
  8. ^ "The Hindu : News / National : Padma Vibhushan for Yash Pal, Roddam, S.H. Raza, Mohapatra". thehindu.com. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2013. Renowned sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra and painter S. Haider Raza were chosen for Padma Vibhushan
  9. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954 - 2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  10. ^ Barik, Satyasundar. "An award for my devotion to sculpture: Mohapatra". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 January 2017.