Sept. 19, 2021

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the passing away of Eminent Odia litterateur and journalist Manorama Mohapatra.


  • The former editor of the largest Odia daily 'Samaja' and the daughter of Padma Bhushan awardee Radhanath Rath, Mohapatra was the face of women empowerment in Odisha.

  • She had won the Sahitya Academy Award in 1984, Soviet Nehru Award in 1988, Critic Circle of India Award in 1990, Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar Samman in 1991 and Rupambara Award in 1994.

  • As an educationist and litterateur, Mohapatra had created a niche in the Odia literary world. She had played a pivotal role in creating awareness on social issues especially concerning women.

  • As editor of 'Samaja', she took journalistic ethics to a new level.

Source : PIB