Bipin Bihari Mishra a 1967 batch IPS officer has served as DGP Odisha, DG CISF and Special Secretary, Home, Governmant of India. AN enthusiastic writer, who pened down his experiences with common people in literary form. Born on 29th June 1945 in an aristocratic family at Dhenkanal, son of late Biswamohan Mishra is the recipient of ‘Sarala Sahitya Samman for 2004 founded by ‘Sarala Sahitya Sansad’.
He joined Indian Police service on 18-07-1967. For exemplary service and duty he has received President’s Medal in 1986 and then in 1995. In 1997 he received Governor’s medal for exemplary service and duty.
In Oriya language he has written 35 books which includes 16 story collection, 7 novels and books of other types. Some of these are:
TIRYAK DRISTI in 1982,
SAPATHA SANTALARA in 1983,
DAROGA SAHITIKA in 1984,
MANARA MUKURA in 1985,
SAHARARA UPKANTHE novel for which he has received Orissa Sahitya Akademy Award, which was written in 1993,
GOMATIRA SESHA HASA in 1994,
ASAMPURNA JHANKAR (1994),
SUNANDARA DIARY (1995),
BAHUDINA PARE (1995), SAMYARA SARE GAMA (1996), JANMA MRUTYU O ANYANA GALPA (1996),
HASARA GODHULI (1996),
GARBARU PARABHAV (1996),
BICHITRA JIBAJANTU (VOL.I TO IV) (1996),
BICHITRA JIBAJAGATA VOL – V (1996),
DHULI JAMITHIBA BAHITIYA (1997),
DIGANTA PATHE (1998),
KATHA SEKALARA (1998),
AIN KANOON (1999),
BICHITRA JIBAJAGAT (ANIMAL STORIES) 1999,
MRUTYU SAJYARA MANACHITRA (2000),
KATHA EKALARA (2001),
BIPIN MISHRANKARA KATHA O KAHANI (STORIES), 2001,
ANYA EKA KURUSHETRA (2002),
BIGATA SAHASHRABDI (2004).
To his credit are also a number to translation to Oriya from different languages. These include from Hindi language to Oriya ‘ANNADA’ in 2000, ANTARJATRA in 2002, from English to Oriya TUMEBI JITIPARA English titlte ‘You Can Win’ by Shiv Khera (2002).
Besides books of Mr Mishra have been translated from Oriya to Hindi . These are SAPATHA SANTALIKI (ORIYA SAPATHA SANTALARA IN 1987), MAN KI AINEMENIN (1991) (ORIYA MANARA MUKURA), SAHAR KI HASIYE PAR (1999) (ORIYA SAHARARA UPAKANTHE), SUNANDA KI DIARY (2002), BAHUT DIN BAAD (2003), EK ANANYA KURUKSHETRA (2003)
Besides, books of Sri Mishra translated from Oriya to Telugu – BIPIN KATHABALI (1994), SAPATHA SANTALARA (2005).
The literary Awards received by Mr B.B. Mishra are :
Best essayist (1983) by Dainik Asha, Berhampur,
Best story writer (1984), from Dharitri, Bhubaneswar,
Best story write (1986), Falgu Sahitya Sansad, Berhampur,
Oriya Sahitya Akademi Award (1994) for novel, ‘SAHARARA UPAKANTHE, BARTIKA SAMMAN (1996),
KABISEKHAR CHINTAMANI SAMMAN (1997),
BARTIKA PURASKAR (1997)
BISUVA SAMMAN (1997),
PRAJAPATI PURASKAR (1997),
Best book of the year ‘MRUTYU SAJYARA MANACHITRA’ (stories collection) 2000 by Rajadhani Book Fair, Bhubaneswar,
Popular Science writer award (2003) by Orissa Bigyana Academy,
Sarala Sahitya Samman (2004) – Highest literary award for Oriya literature in Orissa by Sarala Sahitya Sansad.
Kendriya Sahitya Academy Award 2007