Commemorative Stamp on Fakir Mohan Senapati

24 Nov 2021  Wed

Fakir Mohan Senapati, also known as UtkalaByasaKabi was an Indian writer, poet, philosopher, and social reformer. He played a vital role in establishing the distinct identity of Odia, a language mainly spoken in the Indian state of Odisha. He is an important figure in the history and culture of Odisha and considers as the father of modern Odia literature. He is known to have introduced novel writing, short story, and autobiography genres in Odia literature.

Fakir Mohan Senapati dedicated his life to the progress of the Odia Language, he is also considered as the father of Odia fiction, schools, colleges, and universities also constructed in his memory at his native place.

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