The journey from Chicken Besara to Chenapoda of a 27 year old Senior Systems Engineer from Berhampur,Odisha, to become the winner of MasterChef India season 6, got every Odia hooked to their TV sets on weekends in the early part of the year 2020. Apart from winning the coveted title of the MasterChef, he has also won the Masterchef Lokicooks Fellowship 2019, Meri Paushtik Rasoi 2019 and Hungry For Haldiram 2018 to name a few.
M.D. Neuro Psychiatrist
Dr Amrit is a neuropsychiatrist and a wellness consultant working in Bhubaneshwar. Someone who believes in mind over matter, he is an avid sportsman and helps a lot in social causes. A professional psychiatrist par excellence,his knowledge, dedication, devotion to his profession stands unparalleled today. He has also delivered a TEDx talk at TEDxXUB.
Dr. Ruchi Gupta
M.S. MCh. Plastic Surgeon
An eminent plastic surgeon, Dr Ruchi Gupta, conducted the first male to female sex reassignment surgery in Odisha and has been successful in conducting several such surgeries over the years. An alumnus of IMS BHU and mother of two, she is all for a strong patient-doctor relationship.
Dr. Sahoo obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in chemistry from the University of Delhi, Delhi, India. Presently, Dr. Sahoo is a scientist at the Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, India. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the research related to nanotechnology-based drug delivery to cancer. Dr. Sahoo has authored more than 80 manuscripts, 5 patents and edited one book “Nanotechnology in Health Care”
Mr. Kunaal Vermaa
A Photocopier-turned-lyricist, Kunaal Verma is known for his work in Bollywood. With a credit of over 500 songs, Mr. Verma is well versed in ghazals as well and has a strong command over Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu languages. The title track of Malang, “Chale Aana” from De De Pyar De, “Hasi” from Hamari Adhuri Kahani, "Tum Hi Aana" from Marjaavaan, "Tu Laung Main Elaichi" from Luka Chuppi, "Pal" from Jalebi are among his most famous pieces.
Brigadier, Indian Army
Brigadier Manish Bhave
A graduate of National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy. His civil qualifications include M.Sc. (Military Science), M.A. (Defence Studies), M. Phil. (Military Science), M. Phil. (Defence Studies) and MBA(Human Resource Management). Brigadier Manish Bhave has been serving the nation for more than 30 years and counting. Most notably in Counter Insurgency Operations in Jammu Kashmir and the North East, he has also made his presence felt nationwide in various position and appointments of both field and peace stations.
Pattnaik Ompriya Mohanty
Arch Pattnaik Ompriya Mohanty, a serial entrepreneur, a post graduate in sustainable architecture, environmental design from Nottingham University and has driven multiple social enterprise initiatives to empower the youngsters especially orphans, underprivileged children, women & men in the bottom of the pyramid (societal hierarchy)
Mr. Panda is the Founder of Blueyard, National co-ordinator of Youth for Sustainability and a proud alumnus of Ashoka University. He is also an Ardent Event Manager, Environment Impact Consultant and Entrepreneur.
Shri Nikhil Pavan Kalyan
Indian Administrative Services(IAS)
Shri N. P. Kalyan sir is currently serving as District Collector and Magistrate of Sundargarh District
since 2019. He completed his B.Tech from Malaviya National Institute of Technology started his
career by working in corporate sector. Finally, leaving Adobe India in 2012 after cracking the coveted
UPSC exam to join the IAS cadre. He has handled various roles in Government of Odisha, from Sub collector at two districts, Project Director at Keonjhar, Urban administration at Berhampur, Ganjam. His laurels also include successfully handling Dhenkanal district as Collector and DM. He is currently handling the district of Sundargarh.