Panjim: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has congratulated veteran writer and folk art curator Vinayak Khedhekar on being conferred with Padma Shri Award.
In a tweet, the Chief Minister said,’My congratulations to Shri Vinayak Vishnu Khedhekar ji, expert on Goan folk and cultural heritage and prominent author, on being conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award. A proud of moment for Goa.”
Khedekar (82) has been been credited with several works related to research on Goa’s heritage and culture. He was one of the longest serving Member Secretary of Kala Academy.