Manorama Mohapatra, Eminent Author,Editor and Social Worker passed away at the age of 87
Mrs Manorama Mohapatra, Eminent Author, Columnist, Public Speaker, Editor and Social Worker passed away at the age of 87. Mrs Manorama Mohapatra was born in 1934. She spent her young childhood years in the throes of the Freedom Movement as her father the renowned Dr Radhanath Rath was an eminent Freedom Fighter and highly regarded social worker besides being the longest-serving Editor of the Oriya Daily Samaja. . She inspired many generations of women, children and social workers. Her first book was Juar Jeiunthi Uthe, a revolutionary collection of poems on Women emancipation and empowerment was published in 1960. Her first book on stories was Band Gharara Kabat, again on the theme of women empowerment. Ardhanareeswara, Baidehi Visarjita, Sanghatir Samhita, Shakti Rupena Sansthita, Roopam Roopam Pratirupam, Smruti Chandan, Samay Purusha, Smritir Naimisharanya, 151 Poems, Arup Aalo in Bengali, Ye Prithvi Sarsajjya, Uttara Niruttara are some of her better-known titles which have influenced generations. she won her first award in 1957 for short stories on Women Empowerment and social change. Her first prominent literary award was in 1967, the Jhankar Award. Sahitya Academy Award in 1984, Soviet Nehru Award in 1988, Critic Circle of India Award in 1990, Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar Samman in 1991, Rupambara Award in 1994, Utkal Sahitya Samaj Award, Gangadhar Meher Samman, Sahitya Praveena Award, Sarala Award, Sucharita Award, Kadimbini Award, were among the numerous awards and felicitation she received during her illustrious career. She was also awarded the Ravenshaw Gaurav Awards both by the school and its more famous University.