The event took place at approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday at Janla on the national Highway-16 when, after delivering medicine to his mother in the village of Sarapari near Khurdah, he returned to Bhubaneswar on motorcycle.
An unknown vehicle struck him. When the vehicle fell down, the police said, the top scribe was rammed over him killing him. Mangaraj was famous for its scripts and columns of analysis.
For a number of Odia dailies and publications, he was freelancer. Mangaraj began his career in the early 1980s and was known for his ability to collect news from Odia news organisations, including Sambad and Prajatantra.
He then set up his own media organisation and published a newspaper ‘Neta’ and a health magazine ‘Lifeline’ on Odia.
The Chief Minister of Mangaraj, Navan Naveen Patnaik, Odisha Congress President Niranjan Patnaik, and many more written several books, including Biju Biju Biju Chief Minister, have expressed condolences at their early death.