Surendra Mohanty

Surendra Mohanty (1920-1990) has been amongst the most respected names in modern Oriya literature. The author of more than 50 books including 13 novels, 11 short story collections, two biographies and a travelogue, he was also the founder-editor of The Sambad, a daily newspaper, and President of the Oriya Sahitya Akademi (1981-1988). He also served a term in the Lok Sabha.