Ranjan Pradhan, among Odisha's best known short story writers occupies a distinct position in research field and the most lovable name in tribal literature.He is a prolific writer-cum-journalist and one of the most competent, serious researchers of Odisha. He has a very good name as a tribal researcher and tribal Journalist.Ranjan Pradhan is one of the most favourite Odia short story writers and keeps a power to fascinate the readers by his unique story telling manner.Playing with words is the identy of Mr. Pradhan.
He is known for his seriousness, sincere effort and intellectual content of any of his work.As a journalist, Mr. Pradhan is a very polite, professional and gentle bynature. He has an outstanding contribution for social service and known as an honest nature lover. Voluntarily by donating blood he saves many precious human lives. For this kind of social service (donating blood and organisingblood camps) he has awarded by the honourable Governor of Odisha andfrom so many organisations.
His campaign to save river, hill and Jungle, is another identity of Mr.Pradhan. He has influenced the society by writing on hill and rivers of Odisha. In Odisha, he is popularly known as 'Prakruti Purusha' (Nature's Man). He loves nature and he is a voracious tourist of Nature. He has done so many works on tourism, culture and Odisha's Maritime history. His 'Baitarani' and'Budhabalanga' are two most read books regarding river research in Odisha.