Sudhir Pattnaik

Sudhir Pattnaik (born 1962, lives in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India) is an independent media activist who has been intensely engaged in social issues for the last 25 years. He is associated with print and electronic news magazines as a part of non-profit collective Samadrusti, and is the editor of fortnightly Oriya news magazine The Samadrusti. He is also a lyricist, playwright, and theatre director. His views are non-ideological and secular. He “firmly believes that it is only love and peace preached, practiced, and propagated by the bold and the brave minority that may bring lasting change in society.” Pattnaik has collaborated on The Sovereign Forest since 2011, and has hosted its installation in the Samadrusti campus in Odisha since 2012.