Mahapatra was born on August 3, 1935 in the Odia district of Jaleswar, in the hamlet of Kotasahi. His mother was Kshemankari, while his father was Krittibas Das Mahapatra. While he was young, he started writing short stories in Odia before moving on to novels and travel journals. He joined the Central Industrial Security Force after finishing his education, where he eventually retired as a Deputy Commandant.
Mahapatra has written numerous books, but his areas of specialty are managing literary organisations and planning events. He has served as both the Odisha Research Circle’s vice president and president. He served as the first general secretary of the Madras Utkal Association.The following languages contain translations of Mahapatra’s short stories: English, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam.
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