Barendra Krushna Dhal was born on March 25, 1941, in Charchika in the Cuttack district of Odisha, India, and died on August 9, 2016.
He was an Indian Odia journalist and litterateur.
Barendra was associated with newspapers like Swaraj, Aj Kal, Sambad and Prajatantra.
He was the leader of the Lekhaka Samukhya, a literary movement in the remote areas of Odisha.
Barendra worked as the chief secretary during 1982-88.
Dhal was the chairman of National Union of Journalist during 1990-93.
He began the Bhubaneswar Bookfare, an annual book fair in Bhubaneswar.
He died in his Bhubaneswar residence due to a prolonged illness.
Barendra Krushna Dhal passed away at 77 years old.