Bibhuti Pattanaik is a noted Odia Novel writer and columnist. He has brought many recognition to the state with his class of writings. He has written more than 50 novels and set the trend of Socialist realism in Odia Novels. He received the Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award in 1985 for his novel 'Aswamedhara Ghoda'. His popular novels include 'Sesha Basanta', 'Abhimana', 'Trutiya Purusha', 'Badhu Nirupama', 'Prathama Sakala', and 'Sesha Ratira Surya'.