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.