Mahapatra was born on August 3, 1935 in the Odisha village of Kotasahi, in the Jaleswar district. His mother’s name was Kshemankari, and his father was Krittibas Das Mahapatra. Following his education, he joined the Central Industrial Security Force, where he served until his retirement as Deputy Commandant. In addition to various works of translation, Mahapatra is the author of four novels, eleven collections of short stories, two travelogues, and three collections of essays. During his literary career, Mahapatra has maintained a journalism vocation.
His journalistic writings have been collected in three books. Despite producing a large amount of literature, Mahapatra is more renowned for his work as a literary event coordinator and literary society administrator.
He served as vice president of the Odisha Research Circle and as president of the Odisha Culture Academy. He served as the Madras Utkal Association’s first general secretary.The short stories of Mahapatra have been translated into several languages, including English, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Assamese, Kannada, Bengali, Malayalam, and Rajasthani.
|Books name||Sahitya Sanskruti O / ସାହିତ୍ୟ, ସଂସ୍କୃତି ଓ|
|No Of pages||134|