Writer Kanaklata dies at 82

Litterateur Kanakalata Mohanty breathed her last in the city on Monday. She was 82.

By OUR CORRESPONDENT in Bhubaneshwar
  • Published 27.02.18
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Bhubaneswar: Litterateur Kanakalata Mohanty breathed her last in the city on Monday. She was 82.

She has written about a dozen novels and more than 100 short stories.

She shot to fame in the sixties with her novels - Ete Andhara, Kete Jwala and Anuradha. She has also been recognised by the All India Radio as a lyricist, particularly for her devotional songs on Lord Jagannath.

Mohanty, a speaker on Odia literature and a devotee of Sri Aurobindo, had recently authored Bishara Mohanty, an Odia novel based on the historic events related to Nabakalebar.

She had received numerous literary awards. Apart from Bishara Mohanty, there are several other novels such as - Pakhi Janma ru Parikara, Bhinna Brindavan, Sudama, Tribhuja and Kabi Badhu - that brought her laurels.

A number of writers have been inspired by her writings. "The flow of her stories was very attractive. Also, there was honesty and sincerity in her writings," said Sunil Patnaik, a young writer.