PM Modi expresses grief over acclaimed Odia writer Binapani Mohanty's death

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended his condolences on the death of Binapani Mohanty, a prominent Odisha literary figure and Padma Shri awardee, who died late Sunday night. Mohanty aged 85 years when he died. At her home in Cuttack, Odisha, she exhaled her final breath.

Her "monumental achievements" to Odia literature, particularly fiction writing, were hailed by the Prime Minister, who stated that her works have been translated into many languages and have garnered recognition.

Extremely Pained by the death of acclaimed writer Binapani Mohanty Ji. She had a significant impact on Odia literature, particularly fiction writing. Her novels have been translated into a number of languages and have become very popular. Heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. Shanti Om, "On Sunday, the Prime Minister sent out a tweet.

Binapani Mohanty was born in Berhampur in 1936 and has written over 100 books. She was also an Economics professor at Sailabala Women's College. Mohanty began her literary career as a poet, writing approximately 200 poems overall

She was awarded the Padma Shri in the field of Literature and Education in 2020. Odisha Sahitya Akademi also honoured her with the coveted 'Atibadi Jagannatha Das' award. She was also given the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Sarala Samman by the Odisha government.

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