Chandrasekhar Rath is a doyen of Odia literature excelling in the genres of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. He is also a creative artist working with sculpture, painting, clay modelling, doodling, and carving on wood and stone. He has been conferred D. Litt. by Lucknow University (2008) and Utkal University of Culture (2012), and has received several prestigious awards including the Sarala Award (1981), Central Sahitya Akademi Award (1997), Hutch Crossword Book Award (2004). He has translated Shankara’s commentary on the Bhagvat Gita (2009) and Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingstone Seagull into Oriya.