Odisha’s Renowned Sculptor Sudarshan Sahoo To Get Padma Vibhushan award 2021. Proud moment for the state and the country.
Shilp Guru Sudarsan Sahoo is born on 11th March 1939 at Puri in Odisha, India. This year 2021 he gets this prestigious award to preserve the heritage art and lifetime contribution to art.
He acquired the artistic skill of traditional sculpting under the guidance of Guru Bhubaneswar Mohapatra and Guru Kunia Moharana of Puri Town.
He has sculplted a lots of historic and God figures of various sizes. He has taught and paased the sculpting art to his students . He has also taken Odisha’s Stone Sculpting art to many foreign lands as Japan, America and London. He has been honoured with many awards.
Padma Shri, Shilp Guru ,Padma Vibhushan
Sudarshan Sahoo says that A craftsman never works for his own . He works for the art, to preserve it and promote it, so that the art survives next to next generations. And it is the responsibility of the citizens to learn the importance of art.
Thanking the government for the recognition Mr. Sahoo said, “I am dedicating this award to Lord Jagannath and the people of Odisha. At the 83 yrs of age I cannot expect anything more than this honour. I am humbled and grateful to the government for this recognition, which will certainly help in motivating many talented artists, who are quitting this traditional work.”
Shri SudarshanSahoo developed Sudarshan Crafts Museum in 1977, in the development of traditional sculptures. It provides a platform to the upcoming artists to display their raw talent in front of art lovers all over the world. The Museum is a symbolic meeting point for people interested in the art of sculptures.
Then in the year 1991, Sudarshan Sahoo established Sudarshan Art & Crafts Village in Bhubaneshwar, with the help of Government of Orrisa. The institution is a training and creative center for traditional sculptures made of stone and wood.
Sudarshan Sahoo’s exemplary dedication and determination has created a style of his own which boasts of applying numerous techniques in temple carvings. Shri Sahoo has recreated magic with his visionary qualities for the art of sculpture, which is a gift to the world of art and mankind too.
Odisha and India is definitely to proud to have the living Vishwakarma Sculptor. And we are thankful to his dedication towards preserving art heritage and promoting it all over the world. He is an inspiration to all to get rooted to traditional art.