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FULL NAME: Dr (Prof) Achyuta Samanta
NICK NAME: Sukuta
GENDER: Male
DATE OF BIRTH: 20 January, 1965 (Wednesday)
FAMILY: Father (Late Anadi Charan Samanta), Mother (Late Nilima Rani Samanta), Sister (Iti Samanta).
MARITAL STATUS: Unmarried
ORIGINAL HOME ADDRESS: Kalarabanka, Cuttack, Odisha, India.
PRESENT HOME ADDRESS: Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
ACADEMIC EDUCATION: MSc in Chemistry and Doctorate in Social Sciences. Studied at Raghunathpur High School; SCS College, Puri and Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
PROFESSION: Entrepreneur, Social Worker, Politician
ROLE IN SPORTS: Promoter, patron and administrator
HOBBY: Reading Newspaper


PERFORMANCE/CONTRIBUTION/ACHIEVEMENTS IN SPORTS:
*     Declared as the new president of Volleyball Federation of India on 12 November, 2020.
*     Equipped KIIT and KISS with international-standard sports infrastructure.
*     Made KIIT and KISS as leading sports-promoting educational institutions of the country.
*     Due to his support, KIIT and KISS groomed a number of international sportspersons, including athletes Dutee Chand.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
*     He is the founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS).
*     His father died in a train accident in 1969 when he was four years old.
*     After the death of the father, the family shifted from Jamshedpur to native village Kalarabanka.
*     He grew up in severe poverty and the income of the family was not sufficient to feed all members.
*     Joined local college as a teacher at the age of 20.
*     Set up KIIT and KISS in the year 1992-93 in a rented apartment.
*     Elected as Member of Rajya Sabha in 2018-19.
*     Became Lok Sabha Member of Biju Janta Dal from Kandhamal in 2019.

PROFILE FIRST UPLOADED: 13 November, 2020


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