New Delhi:  Two books, “Chalachitra Purana, History of Odia Films”  and “Kharavela- The Great Warrior‘ in Odia and English  written by legendary  film maker and actor, Rajya Sabha member, Prashanta Nanda, were presented to vice president of India M Venkaiah Naidu at his residence, here on Saturday.

‘Chalachitra Purana, History of Odia Films’ is about the ups and downs of Odia films from 1936 upto 2014. Since Prashanta Nanda had joined the film industry in 1959 as a child actor, the book is mostly about his first hand experiences in the Odia film industry.

In the book Kharavela- The Great Warrior’, Nanda has dwell on Kharavela’s bravery and his rise as a monarch. The author has taken to fiction and drama wherever history is silent.

Vice president, Naidu congratulated writer Prashanta Nanda for his brilliant efforts. On this occasion Dr. Bijayananda Singh, convenor Odia advisory board, Central Sahitya Academy, Dr. Pramod Sar, National Book Trust of India, Banoj Tripathy, publisher Pakhighar, Shivashis Kar, publisher, Odisha Book Emporium, Ramesh Mittal, publisher Lifi Publication were present .