PERSON AND PLACES
Legendary Odia writer and academician Ms.Binapani Mohanty was passed away at the age of 85 due to age-related complications.
Her literary career as a storyteller began with the publication of 'Gotie Ratira Kahani' in 1960. She wrote more than 100 books and three novels. She is well-known for 'Patadei', ‘Kasturi Mriga O Sabuja Aranya', 'Khela Ghara', 'Naiku Rasta', 'Bastraharana', 'Andhakarara'. Her works have been translated into many languages like English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Bengali, among others.
As she is an academician she taught Economics in a Women's College.
She was awarded Padma Shri in 2020. She also received other awards like Sarala Samman, and Atibadi Jagannatha Das Sammana by Odisha Sahitya Akademi. She won the Sahitya Akademi in 1990 for her collection of short stories 'Patadei'. It was published as 'Lata' in Femina in 1986.
The Hindi adaptation of ‘Pata Dei’ was telecast as a popular serial ‘Kashmakash’ in Doordarshan. Her other popular creations include ‘Khela ghara’, ‘Naiku Rasta’, ‘Bastraharana’, ‘Andhakarara Chhai’, ‘Michhi Michhika’.