A Face in the crowd- Snehalata Patel

Where there is a will, there is a way. The saying goes true when we come across Mrs. Snehalata Patel of Sundergarh who has found ways to help the mentally challenged people. A lawyer by profession she has rediscovered herself by helping the mentally challenged...

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Sailabala Das

Originally born to a Bengali Christian family with father Ambica Charan Hazra and mother Prosannamayee was the first woman from Odisha to go to England for higher studies. Born on  March 25, 1875 at the Bhowanipore (Calcutta) house of Madhusudan Das, she was the...

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Mahasweta Ray 

Mahasweta Ray was born in Puri and studied at SCS College. She has been a leading actress in Odia as well as in the Bengali film industry Ray has often been critically acclaimed as one of the best Oriya actresses so far. She has won awards for her performances in many...

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Ramadevi

While envisaging the not so good old days of India during the British era, many Indians including man and women struggled valiantly to drive out the Britishers from India. Personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru, Sukhdev and Lala Lajpat Rai  fought...

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Pratibha Ray

An academician and writer, Dr Pratibha Ray is an eminent fiction writer of contemporary India. She was born on January 21, 1943, at Alabol, a remote village in the Balikuda area of Cuttack district in Odisha. From her childhood she was fascinated towards writings. Her...

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Sona Mohapatra

One of the best Indian singers, Sona Mohapatra is known for her soulful singing and electrifying stage performances. The energetic and versatile singer was born on June 17, 1976 in Cuttack, Odisha. Sona is a B Tech. engineering graduate from the College of Engineering...

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Roopa Mishra

Roopa Mishra is the first woman from Odisha and the first married lady in India to top the All India Civil Services Examination in 2004. She was born in Angul in Odisha on  June 9, 1977. As her father was in the administrative services she kept on relocating to...

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Parbati Ghosh

Multi-talented, tough and highly creative, Parbati Ghosh is the epitome of Odia cinema. She is the new wave in the direction industry. She apart from being a director is also an actor and producer. Born on March 28, 1933, Parbati Ghosh made her debut as a child artist...

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