A Master in the art of writing short stories, he injected a new life in Odia literature in an environment of gloom and despair. His sence of humour remains unsurpassed in Odia literature. Discarding romantic themes, he wrote about the common man and his problems. Senapati could rightly be compared with the 20th Century great novelist like Premchand and Bibhutibhusan Banerjee. Eventhough he had no formaleducation, he proved to be an enlightened teacher, painter and a great administrator. In his writings, Odia Nationalism was the dominant theme. As a recognised literary poet, Senapati has made his place secure as a great prose writer in Odia .