Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today paid his humble tributes to Pandit Godavarish Mishra on his birth anniversary.
Taking to Twitter, the Chief Minister remembered the contributions of Pandit Godavarish Mishra towards social reformation and enrichment of Odia literature.
ସାରସ୍ବତ ସାଧକ ତଥା ପଞ୍ଚସଖାଙ୍କ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ଅନ୍ୟତମ ପଣ୍ଡିତ ଗୋଦାବରୀଶ ମିଶ୍ରଙ୍କ ଜୟନ୍ତୀରେ ଶ୍ରଦ୍ଧାଞ୍ଜଳି। ଆଲେଖିକା, କାଳିଜାଈ, ଘଟାନ୍ତର ଭଳି ସୃଜନ ସୃଷ୍ଟି ସହ ସମାଜ ସଂସ୍କାର କ୍ଷେତ୍ରରେ ନିଜର ଅବଦାନ ପାଇଁ ସେ ସର୍ବଦା ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ ରହିବେ। pic.twitter.com/KVhPkXhY4r
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) October 26, 2020
Pandit Godavarish Mishra was born on this day in 1886 in Puri. He was a poet, playwright and prose-writer of distinction. His work includes many essays, stories, novels, poems, biographies and translations. His poems played a crucial role in creating awareness towards that nation.
His dramas Purushottama Deba, Mukunda Deba and Ardha Shatabdi Ra Orissa O Tahin Re Mo Sthana are significant tributes to Odia literature.
He was honored with Sahi tya Akademi Award posthumously in 1962 for his autobiography Ardha Satabdir Odissa.