Renowned Odia litterateur Prof. Nityananda Satpathy passes away

Bhubaneswar: Renowned Odia Litterateur Prof. Nityananda Satpathy passes away at 83. Prof. Nityanand Satpathy was a pioneering literary critic and as the editor of “the Istahar” he promoted many young writers.

Nityananda Satpathy was Secretary Pujya Puja Samsad, Cuttack, since 1965, Sarala Award (IMFA), Bhubaneswar, 1980-1990, The Sampratik, Bhudaneswar, since 1985; member executive Orissa Sahitya Academy, Bhubaneswar, since 1994. Satpath was born on October 25, 1937 in Garai Sasan, P.S.Tirtol, Orissa. Son of Bidyadhar and Durgabati (Debi) Satpathy.

Education
Bachelor with honors, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, India, 1960. Master of Arts, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, India, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Utkal University, Orissa, 1976.

Career
Lecturer, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, 1962-1969; lecturer, Utkal U., Bhubaneswar, India, 1969-1976; reader, Utkal U., Bhubaneswar, 1976-1986; professor modern Oriya literature, Utkal U., Bhubaneswar, since 1986; professor, head Postgraduate Oriya department, Utkal U., Bhubaneswar, 1990-1992. Member M.I.L. panel U. New Delhi, 1994-1996.