MOHANTY, SHRI SURENDRA, (Utkal Cong.) Orissa-Kendrapara—1971, Son of late Shri Lokanath Mohanty; b. on May 21, 1922; ed. at Ravenshaw College, Cuttack; m. Shrimati Renuka Mohanty; 2 s. and 1 d.; Journalist and Writer; left studies due to participation in Quit India Movement; previously associated with Ganatantra Parishad Congress; Editor-"Kalinga" Daily; was Member of A.I.N.E.C. and also of its Standing Committee; Member, Rajya Sabha, 1952-57 and Second Lok Sabha, 1957-62; Member, Indian Parliamentary Delegation to China, 1955.
Social activities.—Social service; has been organising relief operations.
Hobbies.—Reading, writing and travelling.
Special interest.—Study of literature.
Accomplishments in letters, art and science.—Author of two volumes of Comparative History of Medieval Oriya Literature; awarded Orissa Sahitya Academy Award in 1959; Sahitya Academy Award 1970 for Oriya Novel "Neela Saila".
Books published.—(1) Mahanagarir Ratri, (2) Ruti-O. Chandra, (3) Krushnachuda (4) Sesa Kavita (5) Sabuja Patra-O-Dhusara-Golap, (6) Maralar Mruty, (7) Mahanirian (8) Doi Simanta, (9) Andha Diganta, (10) Nila Saila (11) Utkal Yugeyoge, (12) Peking Diary, (13) Oriya Sahityar Adiparva, (14) Oriya Sahityar Madhyaparva, (15) Surendra Vichitra.
Permanent address.—Shivani, Stewartpatna. P.O. Cuttack—8 (Orissa).