Kalindi Charan Panigrahi emerged as a significant figure in the post-Fakirmohan and post-Gopabandhu generation of Odia literature. He appeared at a timewhen Odia writers were no longer engaged in the struggle for racial, linguistic, or cultural identity. While still in his twenties, Kalindi Charan, along with Annada Shankar Ray and a few other young poets, heralded the birth of a new literary movement known as "Sabuj Sahitya" (Green Literature). The Sabuj group drew inspiration from notable figures such as Tagore, Marx, and Gandhi. In a manner similar to Tagore, Kalindi Charan ventured into various literary genres beyond poetry, including novels, short stories, drama, biography, and essays. However, he is most renowned for his slim novel, "Matira Manisha," which was written in 1934. Kalindi Charan Panigrahi is also remembered as the father of Nandini Satapathy, who served as Odisha's Chief Minister. His literary contributions have left a lasting impact on Odia literature, particularly during a period when literature was undergoing a transformative phase.