Kandhamal: Founder of KISS and KIIT, Kandhamal MP Dr. Achyuta Samanta paid visit to the house of Purnamasi Jani during his one day visit to Kandhamal on Wednesday. Jani is one of the six Odias, whose names have been nominated for the Padma Shri award.
Following announcement of the esteemed national honour, Dr. Samanta met the respected woman who hails from Charipada village under Khajuripada block of Kandhamal district in Odisha.
Consider myself lucky to meet and listen to a composition by Padmashri Purnamasi Jani, (She has been awarded this year) popularly known as Tadisaru Bai at Phulbani.
— Achyuta Samanta (@achyuta_samanta) January 27, 2021
Dr Samanta congratulated the Padma Shri winner for her achievement and enquired about her health.
During the visit Jani had sung some devotional songs. She is said to be a gifted singer who spontaneously can sing devotional songs by the blessings of God. She thanked Dr. Samanta for paying visit.
Jani has no formal education, yet she is credited with having composed over 50,000 devotional songs in Kui, Odia and Sanskrit.