Vice President Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu greeted Odia Adikabi Sarala Das's 600th birth anniversary function in Cuttack, Odhisha.
About Sarala Das :
- Sarala Das was among the prominent scholars of Odia literature.
- He was the first scholar to write his works in Odia in the 15th century A.D.
- His best-known works include three Odia books: Mahabharata, Vilanka Ramayana, and Chandi Purana.
- He also wrote the book Laxmi Narayana Vachanika.
- He started writing his Mahabharata in the 15th Century AD under the reign of Kapileswar, otherwise known as Kapilendra, the famous Gajapati king of Odisha. (AD 1435–67).