Fakir Mohan Senapati

Fakir Mohan Senapati, Freedom Fighter of Orissa, Odia Novelist, Odia Poet
Fakir Mohan Senapati, the Vyasa-Kavi of Odisha was born on 14th January in the year 1843 to father Laxman charan senapati and mother Tulsi Devi at Mallikashpur in Balasore district. Fakir Mohan Adhikari, the Thomas Hardy of Odisha is one of the makers of modern Odisha. He started an organization named, ‘Utkala Bhasa Unnati Bindhani Sabha’ for the Odia literature lovers and also to promote Odia language in Odisha and abroad.

Famous Novels written by Fakir Mohan Senapati are:

  • Chhamana Atha Guntha
  • Mamu
  • Prayaschita
  • Lachhma

Famous short stories written by Fakir Mohan Senapati are:
  • Rebati
  • Patent Medicine
  • Randipua Ananta

Famous poems written by Fakir Mohan Adhikari are:
  • Utkala Bhramana
  • Puspamala
  • Upahar
  • Puja phula
  • Prarthana
  • Dhuli

Fakir Mohan Adhikari also wrote his autobiography as ’Atma Jeevan Charita’ which is the first autobiography in Odia language. He also translated the Ramayana and Mahabharata single handed; for which he was conferred as ‘Vyasa-Kabi’ of Odisha. The prominent person of Odisha took his last breath on 14th June of 1918.

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