Noted Odia poet and Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award winner Professor Pramod Kumar Mohanty passed away in Bhubaneswar today morning. He was 82.
A native of Bagalpur, Cuttack, Mohanty was a teacher of psychology while poetry was his passion. He had authored 10 anthologies in Odia.
His first book ‘Kramasha’ was published in 1967 and was well received by readers.
He was conferred with the prestigious Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in the year 2008 for ‘Asaranti Anasara’, a collection of poems.
He also won the 63rd Annual Bishuba Samman, an award instituted by former Odisha Chief Minister Harekrushna Mahatab and Prajatantra Prachar Samiti, Cuttack.
His other noted works are Devipada, Akatakata, Shyahi Chhita, Akshyara Seba and Chitra Chitraka Chitrapedi.