Naveen condoles death of eminent Odia littérateur Prof. Nityananda Satapathy


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep grief at the passing away of eminent Odia littérateur Prof. Nityananda Satapathy.

“He has enriched Odia literature through his immense contribution. His death is a great loss to the literary world, said the Chief Minister of Odisha. Patnaik has conveyed his deep sympathies to the bereaved family.

Eminent Odia litterateur, Prof. Nityananda Satpathy breathed his last at a private hospital here on Wednesday morning. He was 83.

According to reports, Prof Nityananda Satapathy was fighting with cancer for long. He passed away today at a private hospital in the state Capital at around 9 AM. He is survived by poet-wife Prativa Satpathy and four daughters-Paramita, Madhubrata, Asita, and Ipsita.

He was born to Bidyadhar Satpathy and Durgabati Satpathy on October 25, 1937, at Garei Sasan village under Tirtol block of Jagatsinghpur district.

Prof. Nityananda Satapathy had passed graduation and post-graduation in 1960 and 1962 respectively from Ravenshaw College. He received his Ph.D. degree from Utkal University.

Satpathy was indulged in teaching and research in Odia literature in Ravenshaw College and Utkal University. He superannuated in 1997 as the Professor of Satyabadi Chair.

Besides, the professor has written several books including the biography of Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das titled as “Hey Saathi, Hey Sarathi”. He had co-authored a book “Ama Kabita”with his poet-wife Prativa.

He was associated with several literary and cultural organisations such as Odisha Sahitya Academy, Pujyapuja Sansad, Sampatrika and Sarala Puraskar. Sarala Puraskar was instituted because of his initiative.

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