Debi Prasanna Pattanayak
|Alma mater||Cornell University, New York, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack|
|Occupation||Professor, linguist, social scientist and author|
|Organization||Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore|
|Adding Bodo language to the 8th schedule of the Constitution of India, classical language status for Odia|
|Parent(s)||Madhusudan Pattanayak, Minamali Debi|
|Relatives||Akshaya Mohanty (brother-in-law)|
Pattanayak's voice (0:24) Recorded January 2014
Debi Prasanna Pattanayak (born 14 March 1931) is an Indian professor, linguist, social 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 take a major role led Odia language to acquire the status of a "classical language".
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