He got his B.A. from the Kashi Vidya Pitha, Banaras. While reading in Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, he joined the national movement in 1930. He was imprisoned ten times during freedom struggle.He was one of the pioneers of socialist movement of Odisha and when Congress Socialist Party was formed in the state in 1934, he became its first President.
The Communist Party of India Orissa unit formed on 1 April 1936 and he move in to it. Utkal Provincial Krushak Sangha formed in 1935, and it, subsequently, acted as a provincial branch of All India Kisan Sabha formed in 1936 . He was the founder Kisan Movement in the State, and the leader of Praja Mandal movement.As editor of Odia weekly Nua Dunia Patnaik visited USSR in 1964-65 as a member of Indian Journalist delegation.He died on 5 October 1970.
|Book name||Alibha Sikha/ଅଲିଭା ଶିଖା|
|No Of pages||168|