Late Dr. Gokulananda Mahapatra ; First Odia who got Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science by UNESCO in 2010

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Late Dr. Gokulananda Mahapatra ; First Odia who got Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science by UNESCO
Kalinga Samman -2011 Conferred on Scientist Mohapatra
Dr. Gokulananda Mahapatra was born on 24 May 1922 in Bhadrak District , Odisha. He went on to do MSc from the University of Calcutta and was honored with Phd from the Utkal University. He also pursued FIC (Fellow in Chemistry) degree at Brandeis University (Boston, MA). He retired as the Head of the Department of Ravenshaw University.

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Gokulananda Mahapatra (24 May 1922 – 10 July 2013) was an Indian scientist and science fiction writer, who popularized science in the Oriya language. Mahapatra has authored over 95 science fiction and children science books. Some of his notable contributions are Krutrima Upagraha, Pritibibahare Manisha, Candrara Mrutyu, Nishabda Godhuli, Madam Curie and Nila Chakra Bala Sapare. He was the founding member of Orissa Bigyana Prachar Samhiti with the objective of making science popular in the state of Orissa. He received Odisha Sahitya Akademy Award for his book E juga ra sreshtha abiskara.

Dr. Gokulananda Mahapatra was awarded the Kalinga Prize in 2010, the first odia who got Kalinga Prize, the Odisha Sahitya Akademy Award in 1986, and R K Parija Samman Saala Samman for his contribution to science literature in Odia.

His Books are :-

Science fiction Odia Book:-

  • Pruthibi bahare manisa
  • Krutrima Upagraha
  • BIGYANARA KARAMATI
  • ADHUNIK CHALACHITRA
  • BIGYANARA APABYABAHARA
  • BIGYANA JAGATARA NUA NUA ABISKAR
  • ATI MARATMAKA KARKAT ROGA
  • ANUBIKSHYANA YANTRA
  • AMA BISHWA O AMA PRUTHIBI
  • AEENSTAEN O APEKHIKA TATHYA
  • Candrara Mrutyu
  • Nishabda Godhuli
  • Sunara Odisha
  • Mrutyu eka matrutwa ra
  • Nishchala pruthibi
  • Mrutyu rashmi
  • CHANDRA LOKARE MANISHA

Odia Stories

  • Udanta thalia
  • Caturtha parisara
  • Bigyana bichitra
  • Bigyanara srestha abiskara
  • E jugara srestha abiskara


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