Bhubaneswar: 101st death anniversary of Vyasakavi Fakir Mohan Senapati was observed across the state on Firday.
Late Fakir Mohan Senapati is known as father of Odia literature because of whom Odia literature is alive and gained immense popularity among the people. He had wrote many novels, short stories and poems in Odia language.
On the occasion of his death aniversary, International Fakir Mohan Award Function has been organized here at Idicol Aditorium.
A 15-feet-tall life-size bronze statue of Vyasakavi Fakir Mohan Senapati was unveiled at Shanti Kanan of Baleswar, the birthplace of Fakir Mohan on Friday.