Dr.DebasisPanigrahi is a popular and critically acclaimed writer from Odisha.He has published nine collections of short stories, three collections of novellas, one novel and one work of non-fiction in Odia.He has bagged a host of literary awards; the most notable beingthe ‘Odisha Sahitya Academy Award’ for short stories. His stories have been translated and published in English, Hindi, Bengali, Telugu and Kannada.
He is also a lyricist of repute and has penned lyrics for a number of audio & video albums, television and cinema.
“Things Left Unsaid”, an English translation of his selected Odia stories published by LIFI Publications in 2015 has been well received and exhibited at Beijing International Book Fair, 2016. It has also earned its Publishers the ‘Award of Excellence’ under translation category given by Federation of Indian Publishers in 2016.
Dr. Panigrahi is a highly decorated officerof Indian Police Service. He is currently posted as Additional Director General of Police (Vigilance), Odisha and based at Cuttack.