Kalindi Charan Panigrahi

Kalindi Charan PanigrahiKalindi Charan Panigrahi was born on July 02, 1901. He was a superb Odia writer, essayist, poet and novelist. He was one of the members of the Sabuja Gosthi, a Odia literary group. He was very much inspired by the romantic thoughts of Rabindranath Tagore. Some of his creations include poems like ‘Jadu Ghara’ and ‘Puri Mandira’, novels like ‘Matira Manisha’ and ‘Luhara Manisha’, short stories like’ Dvadashi’ and ‘Rashi Phala’, dramas like ‘Padmini’ and ‘Priyadarshi’, and essays like ‘Sahitya Samachara’ and ‘Sahityika’. For his contribution towards Odia Literature, he was honoured with fellowship of Sahitya Academy in 1971 and in the same year, he received the Padmabhushan Award by Govt. of India. In 1976, he was honoured with D. Litt degree from Sambalpur University and in 1980, he received award and citation from IFMA Trust. His pen never stopped till his death. He breathed last on May 15, 1991. Today, he is no more but his creations in the form of stories and poems will keep him alive forever.