The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the demise of Shri Manoj Das, a noted educationist, popular columnist and prolific writer.
Manoj Das (1934 – 2021) was an Indian author who wrote in Odia and English.
In 1971, his research in the archives of London and Edinburgh brought to light some of the little-known facts of India’s freedom struggle in the first decade of the twentieth century led by Sri Aurobindo for which he received the first Sri Aurobindo Puraskar (Kolkata).
He was awarded Padma Shri in 2001 and Padma Bhushan in 2020 for his contribution in the field of Literature & Education.
Kendra Sahitya Akademi has bestowed its highest award (also India’s highest literary award) i.e Sahitya Akademi Award Fellowship.