Orissa beggar wins literary award

Meet 73-year-old Dhirendra Nath Barik, who will get the prestigious Orissa literary prize - "Sharala award" next month.

Dhirendra weaves coir products for a living but that's not enough to feed his ten member family. So he goes around begging.

But these hardships did not deter him from composing around eight thousand short poems on social issues and bhajans over the last three decades.

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