Odia litterateur Binapani Mohanty passes away

Cuttack: Eminent Odia litterateur and Padma Shri Binapani Mohanty passed away at her residence in Cuttack on Sunday. She was 85.

A professor in Economics, Mohanty has more than 100 books to her credit.

She was conferred with Padma Shri in Literature and Education category in 2020. She was also honoured with Atibadi Jagannath Das award, Sahitya Akademi Award and Sarala Samman.

Mohanty’s career began with the publication of ‘Gotie Ratira Kahani’ in 1960. Some of her best known stories are Pata Dei, Khela Ghara, Naiku Rasta, Bastraharana, Andhakarara, Kasturi Murga O Sabuja Aranya and Michhi Michhika.

Mohanty received the Sahitya Akademi award in 1990 for her collection of short stories entitled ‘Pata Dei and other stories.’

Odisha Governor Professor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik have expressed grief over the demise of the noted writer.