Jagadish Mohanty (17 February 1951 â€“ 29 December 2013) was a renowned Oriya writer, considered as a trendsetter in modern Oriya fiction, has received the prestigious Sarala Award 2003, Orissa Sahitya Akademy Award 1990, Jhankar Award, 1985 Dharitri Award, Prajatantra Award. Born in Gorumahishani, Mayurbhanj.an iron mines of northern periphery of Orissa, he spent more than 30 years of his life working in the coal mines in western periphery of Orissa. Though he kept himself away from the cultural capital of Orissa, but still his writings highlighted him in the mainstream of Oriya literature and culture.
Indian feminist writer Sarojini Sahoo is his wife and he has two children Anubhav and Sambedana. He died in 2013.