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’s name was Krittibas Das Mahapatra. In his early years, he began writing short stories in Odia before moving on to novels and travel essays.  After finishing his studies, he joined the Central Industrial Security Force, where he served for a time before retiring 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. He routinely contributed to publications in Odia, including The Samaja, Sambad, Samaya, and The Pragativadi. His journalistic writings have been collected in three books.
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