Satya Narayan Bohidar was born on August 1, 1913. Known as the pioneer of Sambalpuri language and grammar, Bohidar was born at Sonepur. His formative and creative years were spent in Sambalpur and produced a good number of literary translations and biographies. Fighting against all odds, Sri Bohidar was successful in preparing the dictionary and grammar specially in Sambalpuri Language which provided a significant identity to it. Satya Narayan Bohidar left a great legacy behind him to influence the future generations.