|Born||30 July 1887
Cuttack, Odisha, India
|Alma mater||Ravenshaw College, University of Calcutta|
|Notable awards||Padma Shri|
He was born in Cuttack, Odisha. He received M.A. in Oriya literature and M.A. in Sanskrit. Then he became professor in Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha. He was the founder of Prachi Samiti (1925-1934), a literary institution that played a key role in reshaping Oriya literature.