18 February 1962
Bobeijoda, Mayurbhanj, Odisha
|Education||B.A, M.A, PhD in Odia|
|Alma mater||Rama Devi Women's College, Bhubaneswar|
|Known for||Poet and writer in Santali|
|Parent(s)||Rajmal Majhi (Father) |
Pungi Majhi (Mother)
|Awards||Sahitya Akademi Award|
Damayanti Beshra is a Santali author and Adivasi researcher. She is known for literature of Santali language. In 2020, she was honoured by Padma Shri for her remarkable contribution to Santhali literature.
She was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2009. She also published the first women's magazine in Santali language called Karam Dar.
She is the first female writer in the language to author and publish an anthology of poems Jiwi Jharna in 1994. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2020.
Recipients of Padma Shri in Literature & Education
Padma Award winners of Odisha
*birth place Odisha