Eminent litterateur Khageswar Mahapatra dies at 83

litterateur Khageswar Mahapatra Bhubaneswar: Eminent litterateur Prof. Khageswar Mahapatra passed away at 6 AM here on Wednesday. He was 83.

Mahapatra, a native of Jajpur district, was the former head of Odia department, Shantiniketan and founder of Odia department in Delhi University.

In early ’70s he was part of socio-cultural life in New Delhi, being a life member of Odia Samaj and Sree Neelachala Seva Sangha,Delhi.

He was also a linguist and scholar and was Director of State Institute of Tribal Studies, Bhubaneswar in the 1990s.

He was a gold medalist from Ravenshaw University.

Mahapatra was honoured with many awards, including a Odisha Sahitya Akademi award, for his outstanding contribution to the filed of literature.

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