Dr. Harekrishna Meher is a Sanskrit scholar, researcher, creative writer, critic, poet, lyricist, composer of songs, orator and translator. He writes in Sanskrit, English, Hindi, Oriya and Koshali languages. His research articles, scholarly essays and poems published in the leading journals and magazines of national and international levels.
Harekrishna Meher was born at Sinapali, Nuapara District of Orissa in a renowned poetic family. His father was Poet Narayan Bharasa Meher and mother Smt. Sumati Meher. His grandfather Poet Manohar Meher is regarded as 'Ganakavi' of Western Orissa. He has excellent qualifications being topper in his career: B.A (Sanskrit Honours) from Ravenshaw College, Utkal University; M.A.(Sanskrit) and Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University.
Joining Orissa Education Service (OES) in 1981 as Lecturer in Sanskrit, he served in Govt.Panchayat College Bargarh and Fakir Mohan College Balasore. Recently he was Sr. Reader and Head of the Department of Sanskrit in Govt. Autonomous College, Bhawanipatna. Presently teaches at Post-Graduate Department of Sanskrit, Gangadhar Meher Autonomous College, Sambalpur, Orissa.
Dr. Meher writes articles and poems in the field of literature, music and language. He is a well-known creative lyricist of Modern Sanskrit Literature. His endeavours for simplification and modernization of Sanskrit language are appreciable. His tri-lingual (Hindi, English and Sanskrit) translations of Gangadhar Meher's Tapasvini Kavya are remarkable. He has participated in literary workshops, seminars and conferences of state, national and international levels including World Sanskrit Conferences. He has published some books of poetic merit and research.
Gangadhar Samman (2002)
Gangadhar Saraswat Samman (2002)
Jayakrishna Mishra Kavya Samman (2003)
Vidyaratna Pratibha Samman (2005)
Award of Appreciation (Jayadeva Utsav-2008, Odissi Akademi, New Delhi)
Gangadhar Samman - Ashok Chandan Smruti Puraskar(2009)
Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Smarak Samman (2010) : By Academy of Bengali Poetry, Kolkata-700054.
Haripriya Mund Memorial Gangadhar Meher Samman (2010)
Dr. Nilamadhab Panigrahi Samman (2010) : By Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Orissa.
Vacaspati Ganeswar Ratha Vedantalankar Samman (2013) :
Viswa Sanskrit Divas Samman (2013) :
Ushā, the blooming lotus-eyed dame,
in her heart cherishing keenly
thirst for a vision
“Even far, I’m thy very near.
This always keep in the heart, My Dear!
Moon and Lily both are
from each other, away very far.
Then came a lady newly adorned,
comely-limbed with lustres bright and neat.
Sha has courageously churned
the affliction wrought by severe heat.
Is the modern world of armament
like a flower of firmament
or like a hare’s horn
or like a mirage or like an unborn?