Rajkishore Mishra, who taught Odia to Naveen Patnaik, passes away

Bhubaneswar: Eminent litterateur and former Secretary of Odisha Sahitya Akademi Prof Rajkishore Mishra passed away due to cardiac arrest at his residence in Bhubaneswar on Friday. He was 81.

Raj Kishore Mishra was an eminent scholar and writer on Odisha’s culture, history and literature, and a very famous astrologer.

He taught English literature in many colleges including BJB College and had retired as Principal of Biju Patnaik College in Bhubaneswar. He had served as Secretary, Sahitya Academy. Mishra had tried to teach Odia to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

He had a huge contribution in getting Government of India’s recognition in according classical status to the Odia language.