Bidyut Prabha was born on 12 July 1926 at her maternal uncle’s home in a small village named Jhinkadi in the district of Cuttack. She was the second daughter of Nimai Charan Das, a writer and compiler, and Rekha Devi. Her parents, being a traditionalists and conservatives, lived in Bamphisahi of Cuttack city.
Bidyut Prabha started writing poems from 1940 and subsequently her poems were published in literary magazines, with her elder sister Basanti who had written some poems. She published her first collection of poems Sabita in 1944, which has mostly patriotic poems relating to the glory and grandeur of the land of Orissa.
Though educated in urban area, her poems reflects memory of rural life of her childhood. Considerably influenced by two Odia poets, Nanda Kishore Bal and Kunja Bihari Das, her poems deal with the problem of women that exist in an age-old conservative society. She also wrote plays and some children’s literature.Her complete works of poems was published as Bidyutprabha Sanchayan in 1957.
|Magazine name||Utkal Darpan / ଉତ୍କଳ ଦର୍ପଣ|
|Editor||Bidyuta Prabha Debi|
|No Of pages||75|
|Publisher||Bidyuta Prabha Debi|
Utkala Saraswata Pratibha Sample