Born on 1st March 1924 in Khatbin Sahi of Cuttack city Sri Das is a versatile genius and a distinct talent in Oriya story literature. In this permissive society when depression, doubt predominates the society, one can be relieved of his pain, if he reads Kishori Charan’s Story. He was proficient in experimenting and analyzing the present state of the society, he has become successful by writing stories on different states of mind of a person. He has made a close view to the present state of mind of the person and basing upon that he has constructed his edifice of stories. In 1969 for his story book MANIHARA he was adorned with Orissa Sahitya Akademi Award. Subsequently in 1974 he received the Jhankar Award of Prajatantra Prachar Samiti. In 1976, he was adorned with Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award for his story book THAKURA GHARA. In 1986, he was also bestowed with the presitigious Sarala Award for his story book ‘BHINNA PAUNSHA’. His story collections include THAKURA GHARA, BHANGA KHELANA, LAKSHA BIHANGA, MANIHARA, KHELANA RANGA, GHARA BAHUDA, NALI GULU SADHABA BOHU, GAMAN, PITA LAHARI, TRAYOBINSHA MRUTYU, SANJA LEUTANI. His novels include SATATI DINARA SATI (1993). SAKALA SANTANA, SWARGASIMA (1998). His travel literatures include CHENAE PRUTHIBI CHIRUDAE GHARA and his criticism literature includes LEKHAKARA SANSAR. He left for his heavenly abode on 17.8.2004.
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