Mohapatra Nilamani Sahoo, Indian writer, Died at 89

Mohapatra Nilamani Sahoo was born on December 22, 1926, and died on June 25, 2016.

He was an Indian Odia language short story writer.

Mohapatra Nilamani Sahoo received several literary awards over his career, including the 1979 Odisha Sahitya Academy Award for Akasha Patala, and the 1983 Sarala Award and the 1984 Sahitya Akademi Award in Odia, for Abhisapta Gandharba.

Sahoo wrote various short stories in Odia language.

His most popular works include Prema Tribhuja (1952), Michha Bagha (1955), Srunantu Sarbe Amrutasya Putra (1957), Ganjei O’ Gabesana (1961), Andha Ratira Surya (1965) and more.

Mohapatra also published novel; Dhara O Dhara, Tamasi Radha and Hansa Mithuna.

He also wrote a one-act and children’s plays.

His book Akasha Patala, written in 1979 (literally means “Heave and Hell”) won him the Odisha Sahitya Academy Award.

The short story compilation Abhisapta Gandharba (literally means “The Cursed Gandharva”) received the Sarala Award in 1983 followed by Sahitya Akademi Award for Odia in 1984, which was translated into Hindi by Siddharth Mansingh Mahapatra in 1992.

He edited and wrote for the magazine Jhankara (1965 to 1969).

Mohapatra Nilamani Sahoo was diagnose with prostate cancer.

He left behind a wife and two children.

Mohapatra Nilamani Sahoo passed away at 89 years old.