Sachidananda Routray was an Odia poet, novelist, and short-story writer (13 May 1916 – 21 August 2004). In 1986, he was given the Jnanpith Prize, India’s top literary honour. He went under the name Sachi Routray. In 1932, he began his writing career with “patheya,” his first work of poetry. When Routray released Baji Rout in 1943, a lengthy poem commemorating the martyrdom of a young boatman who was shot by British police after refusing to transport them in his frail boat to cross the Brahmani River, the poem quickly gained enormous popularity among readers of Odia. He released up to twenty anthologies as a prolific poet.
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|Publisher||Sri Umacharan Mohanty|