Life/Annual Members

Mr T. Banambar Patra
Managing Director, Toshali Resorts International
Founding Member, Kalinga Lanka Foundation (Member Code: KLFDS005)
Mr T. Banambar Patra is one of the foremost entrepreneur from Odisha in India and a pioneer in the Odisha’s hospitality Industry. With a Post Graduate degree in Hotel Management from Ecole Hotelier, Lausanne, Switzerland (World’s oldest hospitality institution), he built Odisha’s first 4-star beach property ‘Toshali Sands Ethnic Village Resort’ in 1982 to promote the vibrant cultural heritage and eco-diversity of Odisha across the world. He is the Founder and Managing Director of M/s T.K. International Ltd which runs chain of resorts across Odisha and India in the name of ‘Toshali’.

Mr T. Banambar Patra is one of the foremost entrepreneur from Odisha in India and a pioneer in the Odisha’s hospitality Industry. With a Post Graduate degree in Hotel Management from Ecole Hotelier, Lausanne, Switzerland (World’s oldest hospitality institution), he built Odisha’s first 4-star beach property ‘Toshali Sands Ethnic Village Resort’ in 1982 to promote the vibrant cultural heritage and eco-diversity of Odisha across the world. He is the Founder and Managing Director of M/s T.K. International Ltd which runs chain of resorts across Odisha and India in the name of ‘Toshali’.

Ms Alpana Nayak
Odissi Guru & Founding President, ALPANA
Founding Member, Kalinga Lanka Foundation (Member Code: KLFDS006)
Ms Alpana Nayak is an eminent Odissi Guru and Founder President of Association for Learning Performing Arts and Normative Action (A.L.P.A.N.A.), a Delhi based voluntary organization promoting performing arts and facilitating holistic human development. She began her training in Odissi at the age of seven and gained her ‘Nritya Shree’ degree at the tender age of thirteen and ‘NrityaVisharad’ at nineteen. She has performed Odissi Dance Solo in almost all major cities and cultural festivals of India, England, Japan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Mongolia.

She is a graded artist of Doordarshan Kendra Central Unit, empanelled on ICCR and a recipient of Fellowship from Ministry of Culture, Government of India. She is also among the very few exponents of Odissi dance who can train children with disability (physically and mentally challenged) in Indian classical and folk dance forms for their holistic development in the society. (Email ID:[email protected])

Wg. Cdr. Biroja Shankar Singh Deo (Retd.)
Managing Director, Bell Helicopter India
(Member Code: KLFDS011)
Wg. Cdr. B. S. Singh Deo is a former Indian Air Force officer with over 8,000 hours of flying experience in 5 types of aeroplanes and 14 types of helicopters. He graduated from the National Defence Academy in December 1968 and was commissioned in December, 1969. In 1974 he achieved the distinction of becoming the youngest pilot to be cleared to fly VVIPs – a record held to this date. He became the only helicopter pilot in the Indian Air Force to be awarded "A-1" Instructor Category. From 1981 to 1983 he was an instructor in the Helicopter Instructor’s School of the Iraqi Army Aviation Corps in Baghdad.

For pioneering work in Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited, Wg.Cdr. Singh Deo was awarded the "Vayu Sena Medal" by the president of India in 1988. From 1992-95, he was a technical pilot in Malaysian Helicopter Services. He joined Bell Helicopter India in January 1997 and took over as managing director in Jan 1998. He is vice president of the Aeronautical Society of India and of the Rotary Wing Society of India. (Email ID: [email protected])

Dr Bimalendu Mohanty
Academician & Former Vice-Chancellor of Utkal University of Culture, Odisha
(Member Code: KLFBS012)
Dr Bimalendu Mohanty, after completing his M.A. (History) from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, obtained the Degree of M.Ed. from Missourie University (U.S.A.) and Ph.D. Degree from Ranchi University. He served as Youth Welfare Officer as well as whole time N.C.C. Officer in Utkal University in the rank of Major in the Ministry of Defence. He then took up assignment of Dean, Students Welfare, Odisha University of Agricultural and Technology (OUAT), Bhubaneswar. He was also the Deputy Program Advisor, N.S.S., Ministry of Education and Culture, Govt of India and Registrar, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar.

Dr Mohanty served under Government of Odisha as Director, Sports and Youth Services and Director, Culture –both in the rank of Additional Secretary and the Director, State Resource Centre for Adult Education, Bhubaneswar. He was the first Vice-Chancellor of the Utkal University of Culture set up by Govt of Odisha. (Email ID:[email protected])

Dr Sourendra Kumar Mohapatra
Director, Industrial Management Consultants of Odisha (IMCO)
(Member Code: KLFBS013)
Dr Sourendra Kumar Mohapatra is an Economic Analyst who has worked for many national and international development projects sponsored by Govt of Odisha, Govt of India, UNICEF, DFID, World Bank etc. He is the Director of Industrial Management Consultants of Odisha (IMCO) .Also he used to teach at various universities for last 30 years.

Dr Mohapatra is the Trustee and Governing Body Member of Maha Bodhi Society of India. He is the Secretary of the Kalinga Buddha Vihar (the Maha Bodhi Temple) as well as the Maha Bodhi Society Public School, at Bhubaneswar, both managed by the Odisha centre of the Maha Bodhi Society of India. (Email ID: [email protected])

Dr Sunil Kumar Patnaik
Archaeologist and Secretary, OIMSEAS
(Member Code: KLFBS014)
Dr Sunil Kumar Patnaik is an eminent archaeologist as well as the Secretary of the Odishan Institute of Maritime and South East Asian Studies (OIMSEAS), Department of Tourism & Culture, Government of Odisha. He holds a degree of M.A. in Ancient History and PG Diploma in Indian Monuments & Tourism, both from Berhampur University. He did his PhD in Archaeology from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. As an officer of Odisha Tourism Service, Dr Patnaik is associated with several heritage conservation and tourism promotion activities of Odisha since 1992. He was the Project Coordinator for Conservation of Buddhist Heritage of Odisha from 2012-15 and also the Director of Archaeological Excavations at Kankia( Radhanagar) from 2010-12 which was conducted by OIMSEAS.

Dr Patnaik has authored & edited several research-based books on Buddhist heritage, maritime history and culture of Odisha such as Excavations at Radhanagar (Kankia): An Early Historical Buddhist Site published by OIMSEAS; Buddhism and Maritime Heritage of South East Asia: Odishan Perspective by Prativa Publications.(Email ID: [email protected])

Mr Sandeep Singh Dingra
(Member Code: KLFDS015)
Mr Sandeep Dingra is a Delhi based businessman. He is a distributor for North & East India for world's no.1 Japanese company by brand "TAJIMA" manufacturing computerized embroidery machines for high end embellished garments manufactured by top export houses in India. He is also a fashion technologist who imparts training, lectures and conduct seminars on technical know-how on value addition like modern and traditional embroideries for the fashion industry.

Mr Singh was born in Sambalpur (Odisha). He did his schooling from DPS Mathura Road, New Delhi. After completing his graduation from G M College at Sambalpur, he studied MBA from Amity Business School, Noida. His father came to Odisha in 1957 to work as a mechanical contractor for the construction of Hirakud Dam and settled in Sambalpur. (Email ID: [email protected])

Mr Biranchi Mishra
Former Joint Director-cum- Deputy Secretary, Odisha Tourism
(Member Code: KLFBS016)
Mr Biranchi Mishra had served the State Government of Odisha in different capacities as a member of the Odisha Tourism Service (OTS) and retired as Joint Director-cum- Deputy Secretary in 2007. With 34 years of professional experience in the Tourism Sector (involving Human Resource Development/Project Planning & Monitoring/Production & Publicity Campaign/Tourism Surveys), he was a Consultant to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and Price Water House Coopers (PwC). He was also a Guest Faculty and a member of the Board of Studies & Conducting Examiners (in Tourism Studies) for over 30 years in the Utkal University, Utkal University of Culture, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Regional College of Management, Institute of Hotel Management and +2 Council.

He holds a Post Graduate degree in History from Sambalpur University, Odisha. (Email ID: [email protected])

Posina Pramod Kumar Rao
Corporate Executive
(Member Code: KLFDS018)
Born at Rajahmundry (Rajamahendravaram) in Andhra Pradesh, Mr Posina Pramod Kumar Rao has a graduate degree in Hospitality Management & Masters in HR & Marketing. He has a decade of experience in Aviation, presently associated with country’s largest Airline “IndiGo”, guiding part of Flight Operations and Regulatory affairs of IndiGo. Earlier he was associated with Ligare Aviation (Religare Enterprises Aviation Division); Nirulas Corporate House, Deccan Chronicle, Dassault Aviation & TATA SIA Airlines Ltd. Core functional Strengths include Government relations, Corporate Affairs, Aviation Security & Aviation Management. He is an avid reader & a fitness enthusiast. He has deep interests in Indian Culture and its impacts on the world relations.(Email ID: [email protected] )

Mr Asit Kumar Patnaik
(Member Code: KLFDS019)
Mr Asit Kumar Patnaik is a Gold Medalist in M.F.A. (Painting) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He completed his Bachelors in fine art from the Govt College of Art and Crafts at Khallikote, Odisha. A semi realistic painter his narratives revolve around human psyche and interpersonal relationship of people in society. He is a recipient of several awards including National Scholarship & Junior Fellowship from Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, in the field of fine arts.

He has exhibited in over 50 solo and group shows in India and abroad Including the 10th annual harmony show, The Florence Biennale 2011,Sasaran International Art Festival, Malaysiya -2014 & The Global art fair Dubai 2015. He is also a regular participant at Art camps and his work is part of the private collection of the President of India, India house Nepal and of several other public and private collections in India, USA, UK, South Korea, UAE, Australia, Bangladesh, South Africa and Switzerland. He is currently based in Delhi. (Email ID: [email protected])

Ms Susmita Bagchi
(Member Code: KLFBS020)
Ms Susmita Bagchi is a Banglore based Author. She started writing fiction in Odia in 1982. Her short stories became immensely popular right away because of her unusual themes and simple story-telling style. Her first book, a collection of short stories, received the State Sahitya Akademi award. Though she started as a short story writer, later, around 1992, she stepped into the world of novels. Now she has to her credit seven collections of short stories, eight novels and a travelogue.

Many of Susmita’s stories are translated and published in other languages like Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi and Malayalam. Her novel ‘DebaShishu’ was translated into English and published by Penguin as ‘Children of a Better God’ in September 2010 to great critical acclaim. Apart from the SahityaAkademi Award, Susmita has received many other prestigious awards like the UtkalSamman, the Prajatantra Award, the GangadharRath Foundation Award among many others. (Email ID:[email protected])

Mr Anup Kumar Mohapatra
Managing Director, Versatile Construction Pvt Ltd
(Member Code: KLFBS021)
Born at Cuttack in Odisha, Mr Anup Kumar Mohapatra is the Managing Director of Versatile Construction Pvt Ltd and is renowned real estate developer in Odisha. Presently, he is based in Bhubaneswar. Earlier on he had joined the State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer and later on chose to become an entrepreneur. (Email ID: [email protected])



Mr Subroto Bagchi
Co-founder of Mindtree and Business Author
(Member Code: KLFBS022)
Born at Patnagarh in Odisha, Mr Subroto Bagchi is the co-founder and non-executive Director of MindTree Limited where he started as the Chief Operating Officer in 1999. Under his leadership, Mindtree has grown from a technology startup to a $500+ million enterprise with more than 13,000 executives in 25 offices around the globe. Prior to being a Non- Executive Director, Bagchi served as the Executive Chairman of Mindtree from 2012- 2016. On May 1, 2016, at the invitation of the Chief Minister of Odisha, he took on the full-time role of Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority in the rank and status of a Cabinet Minister at an annual salary of Rupees 1.

Mr Bagchi is also India’s bestselling author of business books, with titles like The High Performance Entrepreneur, Go Kiss the World, The Professional and MBA at 16 to his credit. He studied Political Science at the Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. In 1975, he was adjudged the Best NCC Cadet of India at the Republic Day Parade in Delhi where he was awarded the Prime Minister's Cane Honor. (Email ID: [email protected])

Mr Vivek Anand
Co-founder & Managing Director, Rapid Transpay Private Limited
(Member Code: KLFDS024)
Mr Vivek Anand is the Co-founder & Managing Director of Rapid Transpay Private Limited. He is based in Delhi. (Email ID:[email protected])





Mr Sumanth Koorapati
Director, SP Global Ventures (India) Pvt Ltd
(Member Code: KLFDS025)
Mr Sumanth Koorapati is the Director of SP Global Ventures (India) Pvt Ltd.(Email ID:[email protected])





Ms Susmita Das
Professional Singer
(Member Code: KLFBS027)
Ms Susmita Das is an eminent Odia singer and is one of the best known voices of eastern and central India. She is a regular artist with All India Radio, Doordarshan and many other private television and radio channels. She has more than 300 live performances. Her range of singing includes light musicals, semi-classical, devotional, folk and traditional.

Ms Das has created 12 original music albums in Odia and Hindi. Most of her songs are composed by Shri Om Prakash Mohanty, one of the leading music director from Odisha. The music albums are ‘Maya Darpan’, ‘Hati Saja Kara’, ‘Nua Luha Puruna Luha’, ‘Raag-Bairag’, ‘Radio-Days’, ‘Rubai’, ‘Gotie Sari’, ‘Hrudaya Ballabha’, ‘Seasons’, ‘Deha Videha’, ‘Madhura e Chanda Rati’ and ‘Kuch Dil Ne Kaha’. She regularly performs in stage shows and cultural events and has been felicitated all over India and abroad, in the USA, Canada, Sri Lanka, and the Middle East. Many of her songs are available in the website She is married to Mr Siddhant Das, Director General of Forests, Govt of India (Email ID: [email protected])

Ms Biyot Projna Tripathy
Filmmaker & Author
(Member Code: KLFBS030)
Ms Biyot Projna Tripathy is a noted media expert, film-maker and author. She has Produced/Directed more than 35 short films and documentaries. Her films have been screened in Amsterdam, London, USA, Nepal and other countries regularly. She won National Award in 2003 in non-feature film category. She is teaching media application and film studies in different institutes in India since 2002.

As a distinguished author and columnist, she has written poems, short stories and articles for leading Odia magazines and News Papers. She has authored 4 books. For her literary work and poetry, she has been awarded the ‘Gyanada Akhil Sahitya Samman’ and ‘Megha Samman’ respectively in 2009 at Bhubaneswar. She has studied M.A., L.L.B. and P.G. Diploma in Psychotherapy. She has also done Film Appreciation Course from FTII, Pune.(Email ID: [email protected])

Mr Jayantha Seneviratne
Translator-cum-Announcer, Sinhala Unit, All India Radio (AIR)
(Member Code: KLFDS031)
Born at Colombo in Sri Lanka, Mr Jayantha Seneviratne is working as Translator-cum-Announcer, Sinhala Unit, All India Radio (AIR), New Delhi since 1991. Earlier he was employed at Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation as Program Producer from 1984-1990. After completing his B.A. from University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka, he came India to pursue M.A. ( Buddhist Studies) from University of Delhi.

He was actively involved in various social activities through the charitable organization Satyawadi Society which he founded in 1991 while at University of Delhi and for which he was honored by the then President of India, Shri Gyani Zail Singh. From 2001 to till date, he has been providing spiritual services to the society by conducting Vipassana Meditation Program at Maha Bodhi Temple ( Buddha Vihar), Mandir Marg, New Delhi.(Email ID: [email protected])

Mr P.Babu Rao Patro
(Member Code: KLFBS032)
Mr Babu Rao Patro is a Bhubaneswar based second generation entrepreneur of a 35-year-old family-owned rice business Utkal Traders, which was founded by his father Late Shri P. Syama Murty Patro, a pioneer of the modern day rice industry in Odisha. Mr Patro’s company is a major suppliers of rice to many wholesalers, institutions and traders.

Mr Patro has setup a rice processing unit at Chandaka Industrial Estate, Bhubaneswar that produces premium quality rice, which he supplies to all segments of the society under the brand name of Kasper. His future plans for business is to expand the presence of Kasper all across Odisha. Currently Kasper has a distribution coverage that spans across districts of Cuttack, Puri, Bhadrak, Jajpur Road and Dhenkanal. (Email ID :[email protected])

Prof. (Dr) Gyana Chandra Kar
Retired Professor & Academician
(Member Code: KLFBS33)
Dr Gyana Chandra Kar is a Former Professor and Head of the Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. In the 35 years long career as academic, research and professional economist, he had made significant contribution through association with renowned institutions like National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD), NKC Centre for Development Studies, Odisha State Pollution Control Board, Central Rice Research Institute (CRRI),Odisha State Finance Commission, Norwegian Agency for Development of Co-operations(NORAD) etc.

Dr Kar studied M.A.(Economics) from the prestigious Ravenshaw College, Cuttack and done his Ph.D.(Economics) from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. He started career as Lecturer in Economics in 1963. He has successfully guided sixteen scholars for their Ph.D. degrees. (Email ID: [email protected])

Mr Nabin Charan Narayan Das
(Member Code: KLFBS035)
Mr Nabin Charan Narayan Das is a former Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of Odisha. During 1995-2000, he was Minister for Panchayati Raj, Commerce, School & Mass Education respectively in Government of Odisha. He was also the Former Councilor and Chairman of Dhenkanal Municipality. Professionally he was an advocate who started his career in the District Court of Dhenkanal in Odisha. He is an active member of the political party Indian National Congress.

Mr Das is actively involved in various social activities. He is the Founder President of Ball Badminton Association of Odisha, Chairman of Odisha Taekwondo Association and President of Dhenkanal District Chess Association.(Email ID: [email protected])

Ms Suvasini Mahakud
(Member Code: KLFBS036)
Ms Suvasini Mahakud is a practicing lawyer and Notary Public who is currently based in Dhenkanal in Odisha. She is a senior conciliator, mediator and legal aid member at the District Legal Service Authority(DLSA), Dhenkanal.

Ms Mahukud was also the former counsellor for Dhenkanal Municipality. She is actively involved in various social work activities like campaign for blood donation, legal literacy etc. (Email ID: [email protected])


Mr Shailoja Shankar Singh Deo
Renowned Engineer & Academician
(Member Code: KLFBS037)
Mr S.S. Singh Deo is an illustrious engineer and academician. He was the promoter of Ipisteel Limited, the first mini-steel plant in Odisha where he was the Managing Director from 1983-1992 and thereafter became its Vice-Chairman until 1999. Subsequently he set up an engineering college named Synergy Institute of Engineering and Technology at Dhenkanal, Odisha, in the year 1999 and was its Chairman & Managing Trustee for five years. (Email ID: [email protected])

Mr Singh Deo studied B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur in 1968 and thereafter completed M.S. in Material Engineering from University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a President of Rotary Club of Cuttack, President of Utkal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Honorary Secretary of Odisha Small Scale Industry Association, Honorary Secretary of Odisha Productivity Council. He is currently based at Cuttack in Odisha and pursuing a post retired life. (Email ID: [email protected])

Mr Sunil Kumar Dash
(Member Code: KLFBS038)
Mr Sunil Kumar Dash is a legal professional who is based out of Dhenkanal in Odisha. He is also a political activist currently serving Indian National Congress as the Vice-President of the District Committee of the party.

Mr Dash was actively involved in student political movement NSUI as General Secretary of the undivided Dhenkanal district. He was the former president of Dhenkanal College Union, Dhenkanal Law College and Dhenkanal Youth Congress. He studied Master in Commerce and LLB. He was a Senior Under Officer, National Cadet Corps. (Email: [email protected])

Ambassador Abasar Beuria
Retired Diplomat
(Member Code: KLFBS039)
Ambassador Abasar Beuria had served in Indian diplomatic mission in Japan, Russia (formerly USSR), United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Madagascar. He was critically involved as a member of the Indian delegation in bilateral and multilateral international talks including Non Alignment Summit, Commonwealth Heads of Governments Conference and G-77 Conventions etc.

Before joining the Indian Foreign Service, Mr Beuria worked as Bank officer and lecturer. He studied M.A. (Political Science) from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar and Bachelor of Arts degree from the prestigious Ravenshaw College, Cuttack in Odisha. He is presently residing in Bhubaneswar after retirement from service and is closely associated with leading socio-cultural and philanthropic organizations. Mr. Beuria is a painter, columnist for leading Odia and English dailies and author of 5 books. (Email ID: [email protected])

Professor Kishore Kumar Basa
Formerly Head of Department of Anthropology, Utkal Uiversity, Bhubaneswar
(Member Code: KLFBS040)
Prof. Kishore K. Basa is the Formerly Head of Department of Anthropology & Coordinator for the Centre of Advanced Study in Anthropology at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. Earlier he was associated with prominent institutions as Formerly, Director, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal; Formerly, Director, Indian Museum, Kolkata and Formerly Director, Anthropological Survey of India. He was also the Former President, Archaeology Section of Indian History Congress and Former President, Anthropological and Behavioural Sciences Section of Indian Science Congress.

Prof Basa has done his Ph. D. from University of London on subject relating to early trade between India and Southeast Asia in 1991. As a distinguished scholar he is the recipient of the Indo-French Cultural Exchange Fellowship in 1997; Commonwealth Post-Doctoral Academic Staff Fellow at the University of Cambridge in 1999-2000; Prof. Ghanshyam Dash Memorial Gold Medal for 1st Class 1st in B.A. History (Hons.) Exam 1977 in Utkal University and Surajmal Saha Memorial Gold Medal for securing the 1st position in the whole of Odisha in H.S.C. Exam 1973. Besides, 9 students have been awarded Ph. D. under my academic supervision. (Email ID: [email protected])

Dr. Shivam Prasad Singh
Head of the Department of Gastroenterology, SCB Medical College, Cuttack
(Member Code: KLFBS041)
Dr S P Singh is the Professor and Head of the Dept. of Gastroenterology at SCB Medical College, Cuttack. He has speciality in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Clinical research and Medical publishing. He was earlier associated with Christian Medical College, Vellore as Senior Registrar Gastroenterology.

Mr Singh did his DM(Gastroenterology) from Christian Medical College, Vellore and MD ( General Medicine) from SCB Medical College, Cuttack . (Email ID : [email protected])

Mr Yohan Wijesekera
Executive at Bird Group, New Delhi
(Member Code: KLFDS043)
Born in New Delhi India, Mr Yohan Wijesekera is associated with Tourism and Travel Industry in India and South East Asia. Currently he is working as an Executive for Bird Group at New Delhi. He is also representing some travel agencies in India & Sri Lanka to promote their Hotels and Inbound-, Outbound tours.

He has done his schooling from Amity International Noida(U.P.), India. He studied his Bachelor in Business Administration in International Business & Entrepreneurship -Sharda University - Greater Noida and now pursuing MBA in Management in Tourism – Sales & Marketing.(Email: [email protected])

Mr D M R Panda
General Manager, NTPC Ltd
(Member Code: KLFDS045)

Dr Anita Panda
Retd. Eye Surgeon, AIIMS & President, Delhi Odiya Doctors Association
(Member Code: KLFDS046)

Dr Arpita Patra
(Member Code: KLFDS047)

Air Marshal Jyoti Narayan Burma (Retd)
Ex-Serviceman- Indian Air Force
(Member Code: KLFDS048)

Dr. (Prof.) Shankar Acharya
M.S. (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho) U.K,
Chairman, Department of Spinal Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
(Member Code: KLFDS049)
Professor (Dr) Shankar Acharya is one of the most eminent and distinguished Senior Orthopaedic& Spine Surgeon in India. He is the Chairman of the Department of Spinal Surgery and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Sir GANGARAM HOSPITAL,New Delhi, India. He has been working in Sir Ganga Ram hospital as a Consultant since 1999. He is also the President elect of the ASSI (Association of Spine Surgeon of India) the largest body of Spine surgeons of India. He has also been the Chairman of AO SPINE India (2008-11) and trustee of AO Foundation. He is also honorory Prof of Orthopaedic surgery of Sri Ramachandra University Chennai. He runs a trust in his mother name KOST (KadambiniOrthopaedic and Spine Trust ) for health awareness in musculoskeletal problems and Scoliosis.

Dr Acharya has done his M.B.B.S and MS (Orth) from SCB Medical College, Cuttack in 1985 & 1990 respectively, D.N.B. (Ortho) from National Board of Medical Sciences , New Delhi , FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons & Physicians of Glasgow, FRCS from Inter Collegiate Board of Royal colleges UK. He did his M.Ch (Ortho) at the University of LiverpoolUK in the year 1996. He has a fellowship in Spinal surgery from Birmingham ,Germany as well as U.S.A.(Email ID: [email protected], [email protected]; website: