Fakir Mohan Senapati

Fakir Mohan Senapati (Odia: ଫକୀର ମୋହନ ସେନାପତି; 13 January 1843 – 14 June 1918), often referred to as Utkala Byasa Kabi (Odisha's Vyasa), was an Indian writer, poet, philosopher and social reformer. He played a leading role in establishing the distinct identity of Odia, a language mainly spoken in the Indian state of Odisha. Senapati is regarded as the father of Odia nationalism and modern Odia literature.

Utkala Byasa Kabi

Fakir Mohan Senapati
Senapati on a 1993 stamp of India
Native name
ଫକୀର ମୋହନ ସେନାପତି
Born(1843-01-13)13 January 1843
Mallikashpur, Balasore, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day Odisha, India)
Died14 June 1918(1918-06-14) (aged 75)
Balasore, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day Odisha, India)[1] [2]
OccupationNovelist, short story writer, poet, philosopher and social reformer
NationalityIndian
Notable worksRebati
Six Acres and a Third
Utkala Bhramanam
Aatma Jibana Charita
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