Informing about her departure Mohanty’s family members stated the cause of her death as age-related complications.
The late legendary writer had penned several ageless poems and over 100 books which brought her laurels across the nation.
After starting her career with the publication ‘Gotie Ratira Kahani’ Mohanty went on to write popular stories like Naiku Rasta, Pata Dei, Khela Ghara, Kasturi Mruga O Sabuja Aranya, Michhi Michhika so on and so forth.
She had been conferred with Padma Shri in Literature and Education category in 2020, Atibadi Jagannath Das award, Sahitya Akademi Award and Sarala Samman.
Her creation ‘Pata Dei’ was published as Lata in Femina in 1986. Its Hindi dramatisation was telecast in Doordarshan as a series called ‘Kashmakash’ in 1987.
Her departure has left a void in Odia literary field.