Haldhar Nag is a legendary Kosali/Sambalpuri poet and writer. He was awarded with Padma Shri by President of India. Nag’s work has been compared to another legendary figure in Odia literature Shri Gangadhar Meher. The BBC made a documentary film about his life and works. His books include: Lokgeet, Samparda, Krushnaguru, Mahasati Urmila, Tara Mandodari, Achhia, Bacchhar, Siri Somalai, Veer Sundar Sai, Karamsani and Rasia Kavi (biography of Tulasidas).