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Debi Prasanna Pattanayak

Debi Prasanna Pattanayak is an Indian professorlinguistsocial scientist and author. He was the founder-director of the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and former chairman of Institute of Odia Studies and Research, Bhubaneswar. Pattanayak was awarded Padma Shri in 1987 for his contribution to formalize, and adding Bodo language in the 8th schedule of the Constitution of India. He also played a major role in getting the “classical” status for Odia language