He was a pioneer in infusing socialist and communist thought into contemporary Odia poetry. He was born on May 13, 1916, in Gurujanga hamlet, close to Khurda. Sri Routray is a prominent poet, novelist, short-story writer, critic, and editor who stands out in the constellation of Odia literature. His 1943 publication of Baji Rout, a lengthy poem honouring the martyrdom of ferry boy Baji Rout, catapulted him to fame among Odia readers. He released up to twenty anthologies as a prolific poet. Both his poetry Pratima Nayak, which depicts the anguish and plight of a city girl, and his poem Pallishri, which deals with village life in Odisha, are successful. For the poetry “Kabita 1962,” he was given the Kendra Sahitya Akademi award.
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