Kabisuryanagar

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Kabisuryanagar
Boirani
city
Nickname(s): K.S.N
Kabisuryanagar is located in Odisha
Kabisuryanagar
Kabisuryanagar
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 19°35′52″N 84°45′18″E / 19.5977°N 84.7549°E / 19.5977; 84.7549Coordinates: 19°35′52″N 84°45′18″E / 19.5977°N 84.7549°E / 19.5977; 84.7549
Country  India
State Odisha
District Ganjam
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,092
Languages
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kabisuryanagar is a town and a notified area committee in Ganjam district in the Indian state of Odisha.

Etymology[edit]

Kabisurya Nagar is named after the writer Kabisurya Baladev Rath. Kabisuryanagar was once called Boirani and was an important town of the Athgarh zamindari.

History[edit]

The Rajah of Athagarh, Balunkeswar Harichandan Jagadeb, belonging to the Baghel dynasty was the patron of Kabisurya Baladev Rath. Kishorchandranana Champu and many other works have been dedicated by Baladev Rath to the Raja of Athagarh. In Athagarh, which is near Kabisuryanagar there is the famous temple of Kanaka Durga Thakurani. As per legend Kabisurya Baladev Rath owes his literatary talents to the blessings of the goddess Kanakadurga. The Kanakadurga temple is managed by Madhusudan Harichandan Jagadeb, the last surviving zamindar of Athagarh and Tekkali.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Kabisuryanagar had a population of 16,092. Males constitute 41% of the population and females 59%. Kabisuryanagar has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 53%. In Kabisuryanagar, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Kabisurya Nagar is a main market for the green, fresh vegetables produced in nearby villages (Bolasara, Balyasara, Brahmanichhai, Mantapada, Arabindanagar, Gudiali, Jarada, Athagada, Pathara, Sundariapda, Golamundala, Sialia etc.).

Eminent Personalities[edit]

Padmashri Dr. Ghanashyama Mishra, Ayurvedic Doctor, Founder of National Ayurvedic Pharmacy, manufacturing unit of above 400 classical and patent medicines in Kabisuryanagar. Also founder of 1. Dr. Ghanashyama Mishra Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya in Kabisuryanagar, 2. Bauribandhu High School in his own village, Khandadoli Raisinghpur Sasan, near Aska. Written many ayurvedic books, like Dravyaguna Kalpataru, Netrottama, etc.

Sri Basudev Mahapatra, National Awardee Teacher - Educator ( Retired ), eminent writer of Children's Literature. Founder - President of 1. Kabisurya Pratibha Parishada, which conducts Literary & Cultural Activities, 2. Banadevi Seva Sadan which runs Orphanage, I T I, Health Camp, rural developmental campaigning, Mass literacy program, etc.

Sri Nabaghana Parida, Folk Dancer ( Bharata Leela ), Member of Odisha Sangeeta Nataka Academy, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Represented Bharata Leela ( folk dance ) in national and international level.

Ashish Kumar Swain, governer Awardee student- in scouting of Dr. Keshab Baliram Hedgewar Scout Troop

Politics[edit]

The current MLA from Kavisuryanagar Assembly Constituency is V. sugyani kumari deo of BJD, who won the seat in State elections of 2009. Previous MLAs from this seat were Nityananda Pradhan of CPI who won this seat in 2000 and in 1990, Harihar Swain of INC in 1995, Radha Govinda Sahu who won representing INC in 1985 and as a candidate of INC(I) in 1980, and Tarini Patnaik of JNP in 1977.[2]

Kavisuryanagar is part of Aska (Lok Sabha constituency).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "State Elections 2004 - Partywise Comparison for 69-Kavisuryanagar Constituency of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Odisha". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-09-25.