Poet Prasanna Mishra’s Portrait Unveiled At Sree Ramchandra Bhawan In Cuttack

Cuttack: Eminent Odia poet Dr Prasanna Kumar Mishra’s portrait was unveiled by Utkal Sahitya Samaj (USS) at Sree Ramachandra Bhawan, Cuttack, on Thursday. The portrait of poet Mishra will be another addition to the portrait of other literary legends of Odisha in the historical building of Sree Ramachandra Bhawan.

Eminent poet Amaresh Patnaik inaugurated Mishra’s portrait made by artist Sashikant Rout. He also spoke about his association with Mishra and his unparalleled contribution to Odia literature. “He was among those poets who had dedicated his life to literature,” he added.

President of Odisha Sahitya Akademi Dr Hrushikesh Mallick said, “Mishra’s literary works would always enrich Odia literature.” He also explained some of the extracts from Mishra’s poetry and compared them with world-class poems.

Poet and columnist Kedar Mishra said, “Mishra had always inspired the younger generation and he believed in breaking stereotypes. Though he has successfully enriched every aspect of Odia literature, be it novel, short story or children’s literature, he will always be remembered as a great poet. It  would always be a matter of study for the younger generation.”

Mishra has etched his name in every genre of Odia literature: poetry, plays, novels, short stories, children’s literature, translation, research work on folklore. He has been conferred with Odisha Sahitya Akademi award, Sarala Award, Bishuba Award and Jhankara Puraskar, among others.

Manikara PriyaTruck Dalare SanatanJanapatha and Kharare Bangara Loka, plays JanasebakaSubarna BasuddhaAsha Kanana and novels AsuraBadhipanira Danta are a few of his well-known works.

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