Cuttack :31/10/17;: Eminent Odia poet, litterateur and columnist Manoranjan Mohanty passed away at 71 this morning in Cuttack city after suffering a cardiac arrest.
He is survived by his son Mitrabhanu, four daughters and sons-in-law while his wife had died 10 months ago.
His last rites were performed at Satichaura.
He was born at Mangalpur village under Dharmasala block in Jajpur district in the year 1946.
He had retired as a Professor of Odia literature from Ravenshaw University.
Mohanty had worked at Ravenshaw, Dhenkanal and Sailabala Women’s Colleges as a Lecturer in the Odia Department and earned accolades. He had authored many books in Odia. ‘Darpana Samanare Duryodhana’ among them is a masterpiece.
After getting information, Justice BP Das, Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Chittaranjan Mohanty, Amaresh Patnaik and many other eminent persons visited his residence and paid their last respects to him.