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Sudarshan Sahoo
Sudarshan Sahoo receiving Padma Vibhushan award from President Ram Nath Kovind
Born (1939-03-11) 11 March 1939 (age 85)[1]
Years active1952–present
SpouseAnnapurna Sahoo
ChildrenPurnima, Ravi Narayan, Surya Narayan, Pushpalata[2]
AwardsPadma Vibhushan
Padma Shri
Shilp Guru

Sudarshan Sahoo (born 11 March 1939) is an Indian sculpture artist from Puri, Odisha.[3][4] He was awarded India's second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan in 2021 and India's fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri in 1988.[5][6][4]

Sahoo established Sudarshan Crafts Museum, Puri in 1977 and Sudarshan Art & Crafts Village, Bhubaneswar in 1991 with the help of the Government of Odisha.[4]

Awards and recognition

He received the National Award for stone carving in 1981, India's fourth highest civilian award Padma Shri in 1988, Shilp Guru award in 2003, Odisha Lalit Kala Academy's Dharmapada award in 2012 and India's second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan in 2021.[4]


  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
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  4. ^ a b c d "Sudarshan Sahoo awarded Padma Vibhushan; know about the veteran sculptor". The Indian Express. 9 November 2021. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "PIB Press Release: This Year's Padma Awards announced". Retrieved 2 February 2011.