Sudarsan Pattnaik appointed as Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi president

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik on Wednesday appointed Padma Sri Sudarsan Pattnaik as the president of Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi.

Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi is the apex body in the field of art under the state government.

The post had remained vacant after famous sculptor and Padma Vibhushan recipient Raghunath Mohapatra resigned following his nomination to Rajya Sabha by the President.