is acknowledged as the heart of natural Odisha. River Mahanadi passes by to reflect the literary heritage of this land. Great
Poets, historians, politicians to their might have contributed to enrich the
profound aspirations of this land. In 1814, the literary
aspect of the land flourished, during the reign of Sri
Somnath Singh Jagadev.
He was from Manapur
Sasan, 15 km away from Angul . His works were "Suka Dutta"
& "Rasachandrika", an ayurvedic literature
A recognised poet
in the court of King Somnath Singh Jagadev. He
was adorned as "Kabichandra Raiguru" by the kings
of Talcher & Angul. His works include "Raghaba
Bilasa" & "Budhapanka" which was
published in the year 1955. Besides there are many
unpublished works such as"Prema Tarangini", "Jeevan Leela
Amruta" & "Hemalata".
historian & researcher of Purunagarh. His articles were
included in the magazine of Utkal Sahitya & Mukura. His
edited works include "Samarataranga", "Gundicha Bijay",
"Ambika Bilash" ,etc.
He was from
Gadasantri. His major contributions were "Satira Sandhani",
"Naradi", "Bapuji Prayane" etc.
He was from
Ramaberini. He was a good journalist. His contributions were
"Srastha O Manisha" published in 1999.
He was an eminent
luminary of Angul and renowned poet of Odisha. He was recognized
as a romantic poet by the eminent personalities of
Odisha. His ideology centered down to earth, reflecting the
humanities. He was a great socialist and was appointed as the
President of Odisha Sahitya Academy. He was
awarded by National Sahitya Academy in 1975, Bisuba Puraskar
in1988, Nandigosh Award in 1988, Padmashree in 1990, Atibadi
Jagannath Das award in 1997.
He was the
Ex-Chief Minister of Odisha. He selected Angul as his working place. He
was also a great freedom fighter and along with his wife Mrs. Malati
Choudhury dedicated his life for upliftment of poor. He was also
associated with "Baji Rout Chatrabas", "Utkal Nabajiban
Smt Malati Choudhury
was the founder member of Baji Raut Chatrabas, an eminent freedom
fighter and social worker. She dedicated her life for eradication of