Debasish Samantaray is a fictionist of the young genre easily recognisable in the crowd. He writes both in English and Odia. His distinction comes from his writings which carry much of intellectual values. He has 7 odia short story collections Birnnaswar, Satamunha, Raha, Parba, ,Chhakisuna, Pratibimba,Tame dina tame rati and 3 novels Epate Sepate, Bhida bhitaru jane, Binduru bruta to his credit. His creativity spreaded into English language with one story collection June19 and two compiled volumes- An Odia Palette and His and Her.
Debasish got accolades from Government including State Youth Award and from different organisations across the state for his literary feat. Besides, Debasish is a well known pharmaceutical entrepreneur. He also leads a prestigious publication house Aditya Bharat and he is a great organiser of literary events.