Indian author Gokulananda Mahapatra (b.1926) died on July 10. Holding a Masters of Science degree, Mahapatra wrote popular science books as well as science fiction novels and short stories in the Oriya language. His science writing won him the Kalinga Prize in 2010. Some of his science fiction included the novels Pruthibi bahare manisa, Nishabda Godhuli, and Mrutyu rashmi.
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