As a poet and literary critic, Mr Mohaptra has achieved great heights and has been recognized as a leading Odia voice in Indian literature. As an efficient administrator and an equally brilliant writer, poet and narrative translator, he has created a tall order to follow for his contemporaries.
Nevertheless, he is a great inspiration for the young writers and poets. Winner of Sahitya Akademi, Jnanpith and Padma Vibhushan, Mr. Mohaptra's work is unparallel in its literary depth, poetic imagination coupled with an administrator's concern with the common human being. OrissaDiary is proud to announce Mr. Mohapatra as a Living Legend in the field of literature.