Sitakant Mahapatra

Sitakant Mahapatra

Sitakant Mahapatra

Sitakant Mahapatra combines the roles of academician, translator, poet and a critic. For decades of inspiring works and outstanding contribution to Indian literature he has received prestigious Sahitya Akademi and Jnanpith Awards.  As a poet rooted in native soil, his literary excellence has been recognized globally. He has been awarded Padma Bhusan in 2002 and Padma Vibhushan in 2011 for literature apart from winning the Soviet Land Nehru Award, Kabeer Samman, Odisha Living Legend awards.

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