He started his journey in the world of odissi as a performer roaming from village to village concentrating more on the rtitual practices in shrines and holy occassions.

He has taken a very small attempt with a big concept in his mind.. to create 'a universal cultural family'. To him, art is an oblation to the almighty, to the nature.

He envisages a lot of adversities but his commitment stands for his mission.

" I have a long way to go and at every milestone a prayer to offer. I desire to take my art close to the rural man, who has the passion and desire for it, but has been deprived......"

---- Guru Gangadhar Pradhan