Dr V R Raju did his MPhil degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Madurai Kamaraj University. He is a PhD from Berhampur University. He received National Award from Government of India for his literary work A Jugar Radha (Radha of This Era). He has written many books in Odia language. He regularly writes for different newspapers. He retired as a PRO from GRIDCO, a power trading company. He has also taught Public Relations in many universities across the state.