Bhubaneswar: Founder of Goswami Press Dibakar Mishra passed away at his residence in Bhubaneswar on Monday. He was 97.
His last rites were performed at the cremation ground in Badagada later in the day.
Born in 1923 at Panchapalli village in Ersama block in Jagatsinghpur, Mishra brought about a revolution in printing sector by setting up the Goswami Press in Cuttack in 1952. In 1967, he set up a modern colour offset printing unit named Graphtech Press in Bhubaneswar.
A staunch follower of Vaishnavism, Mishra has authored about 20 religious books including Shree Shribhagabata Dharma, Shribhakti Bigyana, Mahat Krupa and Antardaha.
As a philanthropist, he had set up Grameshwar High School at his native village.
He is survived by wife Chinmayee Devi, sons Nityananda, Brajananda, Shyamananda and Gopananda, daughters Basudha and Janhavi and daughters-in-law Jayanti, Suchismita, Batsala and Swarupa.
It may be recalled that Mishra’s younger brother Pitambar, the founder of publication house Bidyapuri Prakashan, passed away on November 16 last year.
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