Gourahari Das was born on 9 October 1960 in Sandhagada village of Bhadrak district of Odisha to Gajendra Prasad Das and Smt. Sakuntala Das. After finishing elementary education at his village primary school and then at Ghatapur High School, he left for Cuttack. He holds the M.A, Ph.D., M.J.M.C. degrees. He writes a political gossip Rajdhani Rajneetiunder the pseudonym Sri Narada (the Hindu mythological character who is regarded as the very first journalist of the world) in Sambad. Jibanara Jalachabi (Reflections of life) is another very popular column in Sambad, where he reflects on his real-life experiences which are inspiring, his strong words and forceful logical exposition probing the depths of human wounds and carrying the inner voice of the victim. Another of his regular columns is Orissa Diary which is also in Sambad, for 25 years. He has been continuously writing since 1980 and has published more than 40 titles by 2011.