Pramod Kumar Mohanty, noted poet and Sahitya Akademi Award winner, passes away

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s noted poet and Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award winner Professor Pramod Kumar Mohanty passed away here, this morning. He was 82.

He was conferred with the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in the year 2008 for ‘Asaranti Anasara’, a collection of poems.

He also won the 63rd Annual Bishuba Samman, an award instituted by former Odisha Chief Minister Harekrushna Mahatab and Prajatantra Prachar Samiti, Cuttack.

A native of Bagalpur, Cuttack, Mohanty was a teacher of psychology while poetry was his passion. He had authored 10 anthologies in Odia.

His first book ‘Kramasha’ was published in 1967 and was well received by readers.

His other noted works are Devipada, Akatakata, Shyahi Chhita, Akshyara Seba and Chitra Chitraka Chitrapedi.

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