• Utkal Pragyan Title by Bhubaneswar Doordarshan Kendra, 2012.
    • Pratibha Ray won Jnanpith Award for 2011, the highest award of the country for literature.
    • Honorary D.Lit by Utkal University of Culture, Bhubaneswar, 2011.
    • Pathaka Sammana by Utkal Pathak Sansad, Cuttack, 2010.
    • Guru Pranam Samman, 2009.
    • Gopichand National Award for Literature, Hyderabad, 2008.
    • “Padma Shri” Award, 2007.
    • Amrita Keerti Award for total contribution to Indian Literature by Amritananda Mayee Math, Kerala, 2006.
    • Honoured by Bharatiya Bhasha Parishada, Kolkata on their foundation day,2003.
    • Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhawana National Puraskar,2002.
    • Sahitya Akademi Award for story collection “ULLANGHAN”, 2000.
    • Katha Bharati Title by Nandighosh, a Premier Cultural Organisation of Odisha, 2000.

 

  • KAPILASH AWARD from District Council of Culture, Dhenkanal, Department of Culture, Govt. of Odisha, 2000.
  • Rastriya Ekta Puruskar, from Foundation for Amity and National Solidarity Committee, New Delhi for National Integration through literature, 1999.
  • Best film story Award by Government of Odisha, Culture Department for her story “MOKSH” which also won Best Regional Film Award from Govt. of India, in 1996.
  • Honoured by Odisha Society of Canada, 2005.
  • Honoured by Toronto (Canada) Hindi Sahitya Sabha, 2012.
  • Outstanding Odia literary award from Odisha Society of Americas, USA, 1995.
  • Felicitated by Bharatiya Jnanpith on their Silver Jubilee Celebration for her contribution to Indian literature, 1995.
  • Bisuva Award for lifetime literary achievement, awarded by Prajatantra Prachar Samitee, 1995.
  • Katha Prize for best story writing, Delhi 1994 & 1999.
  • Moorti Devi Award by Bharatiya Jnanpith, New Delhi for the novel “Yajnaseni” , 1991.
  • Sarla Award for her novel “Yajnaseni”, 1990.
  • Saptarshi Award for best story writing by Sambalpur University , 1989.
  • Jhankara Award for best short story writing from Prajatantra Prachar Samitee , 1989.
  • Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel “Shilapadma”, 1985.
  • Best film story award by Government of Odisha, Culture Department for the film “Aparichita” based on her novel with the same title , 1980.
  • Award by Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, Government of India for a short novel for neo-literates, 1977.