Dr. DebasisPanigrahi is a popular and critically acclaimed writer from Odisha. He has published ten collections of short stories, three collections of novellas, one novel, one work of non-fiction and one book of lyrics in Odia. Odia is the sixth language of India to have been accorded the status of a classical language.
Dr. Panigrahi has bagged a host of literary awards; the most notable being the ‘Odisha Sahitya Academy Award’ for short stories. His stories figure in the anthologies of best Odia short stories brought out by ‘Kendra SahityaAkademi’ and ‘Odisha Sahitya Academy’ and have also been translated into English, Hindi and other regional languages. Dr. Panigrahi is a highly decorated officer of Indian Police Service. He is currently posted as Additional Director General of Police and Director, Vigilance, Odisha and based at Cuttack.