Bhubaneswar, April 27 (LocalWire): Padmashree awardee Prof. Manoj Das was on Friday felicitated at an international book fair organised by the Odia Samaj in Abu Dhabi.
Themed “An evening with Prof. Manoj Das”, the programme was organised at Arab Udupi Hall.
In his speech, Das, a well-known Odia and English author, spoke about his life’s journey and work.
In 2000, he was awarded the Saraswati Samman and later bestowed with the Padma Shri in 2001, the fourth highest civilian award for his contribution in the field of literature and education.
Das was also bestowed with the Sahitya Akademi Award Fellowship.
Currently, Das teaches English literature and philosophy at Aurobindo International University in Puducherry.