Sashikanta Mishra was born on 17th January, 1967 at Bhubaneswar. After completing his Master’s degree in Economics from Ravenshaw College of Cuttack and LLB, he practised as a lawyer in Orissa High Court for 13 years before being directly recruited as a District Judge.
Writing in both English and Odia (his mother-tongue) is his hobby. His first book The Great Masters of Kriyayoga published in 2003 is a collection of biographies. He has authored two Odia short story anthologies – Bula Kukura (2015) and Mati Mahaka (2017). His short stories have appeared in online literary magazines Out of Print and Muse India. He has contributed some columns/articles to Indian Express. He is also a blogger.