Subrat Prusty: Stealing of Official Work on Classical Oriya: Kirttan Narayan Padhi’s Version Vital

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Presidential Award of Certificate of Honor to Scholars in the segment of Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman in the field of Classical Odia to Subrat Kumar Prusty is a classic instance of how dishonesty is getting honored in this Country.

Prusty and his gang headed by Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak have stated to have prepared the work titled ‘Classical Odia’ published by KIS Foundation, which, they claim, fetched classical tag for Oriya language.

Prof. Prakash Ch. Pattanaik of Delhi University, who was a member of the expert committee and played the most vital role in grant of classical status to our language, had apprised the Chief Minister in a mail on 1st March 2014 of how the work by a private body was verbatim similar to the one produced by the State Government.

In my investigation to locate the truth, I found an essay of Kirttan Narayan Padhi was in both the official and nonofficial works. I invited Sri Padhi to my place to an interview in the matter. He was kind enough to come. He clearly and emphatically stated that he had given his essay only to the official project, i.e. to the Odia Bhasha Pratisthan, for official use. He specifically denied to ever have given his essay to the nonofficial setup of Subrat Prusty. This version of Sri Padhi is very relevant in understanding how a private work verbatim of the official work had reached the Expert Committee appointed to examine the claim of Classical status to Oriya Language.


Stop the farce dear CM! State why have you protected Chakradhar Mahanta, former Chief Engineer

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has no qualms in protecting former Chief Engineer Chakradhar Mahanta who had enhanced his personal wealth to sky-high level putting various irrigation projects to double trouble.

This menacingly corrupt characterless man was the superintending engineer of irrigation in the Berhampur circle in the Chief Minister’s constituency district, when vigilance police had pounced upon him. He was prosecuted under the Anti-Corruption Act and was found guilty of corruption. The Chief Minister, possibly he was contributing to his party fund, promoted him to SE Level 1 and from that stage to the rank of Chief Engineer.

Misuse of Chief Minister position to promote him despite the vigilance verdict against him is reproduced below for ready reference.

Vigilance has filed a case in the Special Court for confiscation of his property earned by “corrupt means”. The Gazette allotting the case to the Special Court is again placed bellow for ready reference.

When under the so-called ‘zero-tolerance-to-corruption’ as many as 16 lower rank employees have been punished with obliteration of their source of livelihood yesterday, because, according to the CM, they were found guilty of corruption in vigilance cases, why the high-ranking Chakradhar Mahanta’s pension is not withdrawn as yet; and why he has been helped to enjoy his property accumulated through proven corruption by giving free hand to the prosecuting officer to linger the case in the special court?

Is it because, if the case is expeditiously pursued, the Chief Minister’s impropriety in promoting him to the highest rank despite proven corruption will come to public gaze?

In this sample case, the Chief Minister owes an answer to the people of Orissa. If the Chief Minister fails to say, why Chakradhar Mahanta has been protected so far, better he should stop the farce called zero-tolerance-to-corruption.

Theft of Orissa’s Classical Odia Document: Version of Former Director of Odia Bhasha Pratisthan

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Award of Presidential Certificate of Honour to Scholars in the segment of Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman, 2019 to Subrat Kumar Prusty is absolutely offensive to the concept itself, as he is alleged to have stolen away the State’s official document on classical distinction of Oriya Language.

Prof. Harihar Kanungo was the Director of Odia Bhasha Pratisthan, who in that capacity had initiated the research for justifying Orissa’s claim for Classical tag to Oriya and had collected all the base-papers from a team of scholars and completed almost all the major works relevant to the project, when he was surprisingly relieved of his duties in the night without a transfer order ever served on him. This was apparently done to create an environment for shanghaiing the complete volume of the documented official thesis by Subrat Kumar Prusty and his mentor Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak.

In this recorded version of Prof. Kanungo those days of shame to the race of Oriyas are revisited.

For you, friends, the interview is embedded below:

Banoj Tripathy describes how Subrat Kumar Prusty stole away the State’s Work on Classical Oriya

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

In these pages I have shown that the Presidential Award of Cerificate of Honor to Scholars under the category Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman ,2019 in the field of Classical Odia (Oriya as is classically known) to Subrat Kumar Prusty is the worst possible official assault on the mana of the mother tongue of the Oriya race, inasmuch as he is the person, who had stolen away the State Government’s researched work in support of its claim for declaration of Oriya as a Classical Language.

In my series of articles exposing this theft in the broadsheet daily ‘Sarbasadharan’ under the caption ‘Miccha Kebe Sata Huena’ (Lie can never become the truth), I had named the gang that had helped the crime.

In search for the truth while working on the series, I had interviewed Banoj Tripathy, printer of the official work, to know how the Government-work captioned ‘Classical Status of Odia Language’, given to him for printing, could become the work of a private enterprise under the caption ‘Classical Odia’.

He had clearly stated that ‘Odia Bhasha Pratisthan’, which had given him the work-order for printing, had deputed Subrat Kumar Prusty to assist him in proofreading. But he, after gaining over his as well as his staff’s trust as a person dedicated to the cause of Oriya Language, stole away the soft copy thereof from his system in his absence and endeavor was made to suppress the official work during consideration of the claim for Classical tag to Oriya.

Now, as this Subrat Kumar Prusty has been awarded with the Govt. of India’s Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman in the field of Classical Oriya, I have loaded the interview dated 18.7.2017 in the YouTube for all to know how the cultural crime had taken place; and, how, on this background, bestowing upon him the Presidential Award in the field of Classical Oriya is an insult to Oriya Language.

In two parts, the video is embedded here.

Orissa’s dishonest Govt. recommended the thief of its Classical Oriya document for Presidential Award! What a Farce!

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

This year’s Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman for Classical Oriya has gone to Subrat Kumar Prusty, who has stolen the State’s researched document for Classical Status to Oriya Language! What a great farce! And what a great fraud played upon the Presidential Award of Certificate of Honors!

Government of India has been totally misled with wrong information on Subrat Kumar Prusty through a corrupt bureaucracy of Orissa that is well aware of his serious misconduct.

In Letter No.364 dt.14.7.2017, the Odia Bhasha Pratisthan, Government of Orissa’s Institute of Language, has informed that the Government of Orissa have been given a report on this theft with a request for suitable action. On the other hand, Letter No. 23571(e) dated 21.8.2019 of the Chief Secretary’s office reveals that the matter of theft of the Official Classical Odia Document by Subrat Kumar Prusty and his gang is pending with the Secretary, Odia Language, Literature and Culture Department since 26.10.2017 awaiting action to blacklist Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak, Subrat Kumar Prusty and others for the offence of stealing the official document and publishing the same through a private publishing house creating a rival copyright on the same and equal material.

This vital fact has been suppressed by Orissa State Government while recommending his name, even when the HE, MHRD instructions in File No.11-1/2019-Skt.II sent to the Chief Secretary, Orissa, among others, it was made unambiguously clear that, while making the recommendations, the State Governments should “carefully” assess the particulars of the individuals, if needed, with the help of “an expert committee” to be “set up for the purpose”.

Subrat Kumar Prusty, a protégé of Dr. Debi Prasanna Pattanayak , as the records show, had, through him, entered into the drafting committee of the Classical Oriya project of the Bhasha Pratisthan, Govt. of Orissa , and had received remuneration for his labor along with others of the Committee and in the guise of proofreading on the desktop of the printer, had stolen the entire document from the desktop, according to recorded version of the printer and had published the same through a private publishing foundation called KIS Foundation.

It is shocking that, such a person, known to the Chief Secretary, to the Secretary of the department of Language, to the Director of the State Institute of Language, and, on the basis of serial exposure of this crime in one of the State’s popular daily for months, to the whole gamut of Orissa’s intelligentsia for stealing of the State’s copy-righted document on Classical Odia, has bagged the Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman, 2019 in the field of Classical Odia on the basis of the State’s recommendation! One wonders, how has he been recommended as a man of good moral character!

Item No.8 of the instruction in HE (MHRD) File No.11-1/2019-Skt. II makes it a must for the recommending authority to send the “Character and Antecedent Certificate” in the enclosed proforma that requires the recommending authority to declare on the basis of his years long personal acquaintance with the recommended scholar that he is of proven good moral character, having no criminal antecedents.

When the above cited official communications on theft of the official document on Classical Odia, prima facie shows that, Subbrat Kumar Prusty is not a man of good moral character, the Summon from the S.D.J.M. , Bhubaneswar proves that a criminal case bearing No. I.C.C.No. 4658/17 is pending against him since 2017. In fact, in this criminal case he has appeared and prayed for appearance through a lawyer.

Thus, the declaration by the recommending authority that he has “no case pending against him in any Court of Law and that he has never been prosecuted” is a blatant lie, false and contrary to the actual, and designed to bag for him the Award by misleading the HE Department of MHRD as well as the President of India.

Moreover, when item No.7 in the above noted instruction, covering particularly the nominations for Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman stresses upon “breakthrough in inter-disciplinary studies involving contribution of Sanskrit or ancient Indian wisdom to the process of synergy between modernity and tradition”, in Prusty’s case, we are yet to find any such breakthrough.

In view of these facts,immediate steps should be taken to nullify the award of Maharshi Badrayan Vyas Samman, 2019 announced in favor of Subrat Kumar Prusty and to take steps as deemed proper against the person/authority, who has misled the MHRD with a false and fabricated Certificate of character and antecedent by suppressing vital facts to ensure the Award to a wrong fellow.

Oriya Language created Orissa and therefore Orissa must be ruled by Oriya Language

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seems to have developed a wrong notion that governance of Orissa in Oriya depends upon his mercy. His press-note of December 17 and full page display advertisement in major broadsheets of today force us to arrive at this apprehension.

In his December 17 press note it was declared that he had held a meeting with the five members of the ministerial committee on that day for the purpose of “strictly implementing the Orissa Official Language Act, 1954 in official and non-official level” to facilitate which a website has been floated by the government. In the full page multi-color advertisement in broadsheet dailies today, this is intriguingly missing.

The advertisement is designed to tell the people that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has taken historical steps to save and develop Oriya language, and has enumerated the steps he has taken. This is blatant lie. Neither he nor his government has executed any single item claimed to be “historical” in the official advertisement. The entire advertisement is nothing but false propaganda. What a shame it is, that, the people of Orissa are taken for granted by their Chief Minister! Read more →

Navakalevara: Legends and reality

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Legends are the most misguiding mischief aimed at superimposing lies on reality so that indigenous people of an occupied land are kept too dazzled to see the dark face of the rulers and the class of exploiters can keep its victims subjugated to its authority, while forcing them to forget the heroic history of evolution of their own philosophy of life, their own splendid spiritual realizations, their own socio-economic uniqueness, their own ancient culture, their own valorous past, their own way of social integration and their own civilization.

We see this mischief galore in the context of Navakalevara of SriJagannatha.

So, here, we are to rip apart the legends and bring the reality of the Navakalevara to light, as thereby alone we can reach the lost uniqueness of the people of Orissa.

We will use Puri Sankaracharya’s self-proclaimed authority over Navakalevara to proceed with our purpose.

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Samaja in Maze of Forgery: Two former Ministers of Orissa – Lingaraj Mishra & Radhanath Rath forged the WILL of Gopabandhu; Both benefitted till their death; SoPS continues to Loot

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

The Oriya daily SAMAJA founded by late Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das, to which, out of their love and reverence for the great humanitarian leader, the people of Orissa had and have been giving their financial and moral support, is in a menacing maze of forgery and loot.

Sadly, two of Gopabandhu’s trusted men – Lingaraj Mishra and Radhanath Rath – who, because of being known so, had the opportunity of becoming cabinet ministers in Orissa, were the masterminds and/or makers of the forgery from which the paper is yet to be salvaged.

Both of them – Lingaraj and Radhanath – had partnered with each other in forging the last WILL of Gopabandhu to grab the Samaja, which being Gopabandhu’s paper was of superb credibility and the greatest political instrument of the day. They had performed this crime behind the screen of and in nexus with Servants of the People Society (SoPS), of which, while breathing his last, Gopabandhu was the Vice-President. Read more →