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 Lakshmikanta Mohapatra

Lakshmikanta Mohapatra

A commemorative postage stamp on Kantakabi Laxmikanta Mahapatra, a Odia poet [a part of the seriesLegends of Odisha‘] :

ଲକ୍ଷ୍ମୀକାନ୍ତ ମହାପାତ୍ର : Legend of Orissa : ବନ୍ଦେ ଉତ୍କଳ ଜନନୀShowcase OrissaIssued by India

Issued on Mar 30, 2023

Issued for : Department of Posts is pleased to issue a set of Commemorative Postage Stamps on the Legends of Odisha who have contributed magnificently to the art and culture of not only Odisha but also took the Indian values and culture to the international panorama.

Credits :
Stamp/FDC/Brochure/Cancellation Cachet : Smt. Nenu Gupta

Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 1000 Paise

Souvenir Sheet Price : 5000 Paise

Souvenir Sheets Printed : 301590

Miniature Sheet Printed : 1.11 Lakh

Printing Process : Wet Offset

Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

Name : Laxmikanta Mahapatra

Born on 9 Dec, 1888 at Talapada, Tihidi, Bhadrak, Odisha, India

Died on 24 Feb, 1953

About : 

  • Of all the regional cultures, Odisha or the ancient Kalinga played a very conspicuous and vital role in the cultural matrix of Indian civilization. From the time immemorial Odisha has attracted a large number of scholars, artists and tourists.
  • Kantakabi Lakshmikanta Mohapatra was born at Bakharabad, Cuttack on 09.12.1888. He hailed from the family of freedom fighters and received the honour of Kantakabi in 1934. From his childhood, he was fond of songs, music, drama and literature. By cruel blow of destiny, he was affected by leprosy; but it could not prevent him from pursuing his creative writing. He contributed to all aspects of literary world of Odia literature. He has written beautiful parodies, the most famous among them is “Chataka Chandra Hasa Champu”. Kantakabi used to encourage young writers through his magazine, “Dagara”, which was being published from Bhadrak, Odisha.
  • When the freedom movement led by Mahatma Gandhi gripped the entire nation, Kantakabi through his patriotic songs used to enthuse the masses. He also actively participated in the movement of unification of Odia speaking areas and penned down “Bande Utkal Janani”, the song which has been accorded the State Anthem by the Odisha State. He breathed his last on 24.02.1953. He lives in the heart of Odia people through his immortal work.
  • Text : Referenced from the contents provided by the proponent.
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