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Ramesh Chandra Dhal

Ramesh Chandra Dhal was born on 6th January 1938 in Ganjeidiha village of Dhenkanal district. He earned tremendous name and fame by his heart touching writings. He had received Bisuba Milan Award in 1960 for his poetry, Awarded by State Government in the year 1965 and 1971 for his children literature, again in the year 1991 for his children literature he had received award from Balkalyan Sansthana Award, Kanpur, in 1995 he was adorned with Orissa Sahitya Akademi Award and in 1996 Radhamohan Gadnaik Award. His story books include RABIBARARA GALPA, MUTHAE NALICHUDI, JHARANA JHARI JHARI JAE, ANDHAKARARA SIMA, CHAMPAKA BANARA ELGY, AKASHARA MUHAN, ANTIMA PATRA, SESA UPAHARA, DEBA DARSHANA, NISANGA MANISHA, MUKHYA ATITHI, Two Kilos of rice and The Flood and other stories. His poetry books include PRATIKSHYARE, RATIRA ANCHALARU KHIEA, KRUSA BIDHA etc. His children literatures include MACHHANKA MAHASABHA, PAPURA SAMUDRA – DEKHA, HIRANGARIRA KAHANI and KATHATIE KAHU SUNIJA. His biographies include JAGAMANABA, BAPU O’ BA, SEMANE SMARANIYA, JUGA SOURABHA, MOTHER TERESA AND PRATHAMA SEBAKA NEHRU. His remarkable translation books include MANGALA SUTRA O’ ANYANA GALPA, PHULA O’ SPHULINGA, SABHAYATARA KAHANI, TARASANKAR BONDOPADHYAYA O’ GANDHI.

He was the editor of ‘JANAPATHA’ a progressive quarterly literary magazine from the year 1979-1981. He could prove his true sinecereity towards Oriya literature by taking the responsibility of editorship and compilation of different journals and souvenirs like – AGEYA SAPATHA, YOUGH CONGRESS SOUVERNIR, BADAJENA PARIKRAMA, MANSINGH’S SMARANIKA, GOLAKHA BIHARI DHAL SMARANIKA, BIDYUTPRABHA SMARANIKA. He Marara Jayee etc. at different times. This great poet passed away on 14th March 2005.

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