Nabarabi started its journey in the year 1970. The founder and chief patron of Nabarabi was Patiram Parija whose ambition was to see a high quality Odia family magazine. Under his able stewardship, the foundations of Nabarabi was laid and its publication started as a monthly magazine in July 1970 from Kolkata (West Bengal). Along with the support from novelist Kanduri Charan Das, Bibhuti Patnaik, and many other renowned writers, Rabindra Kumar Parija (son of Patiram Parija) was editing the magazine.  Under their guidance, the magazine flourished, delivering thought-provoking content and captivating stories that resonated with readers. But its publication discontinued in December 1976 after the passing away of Patiram Parija. 

Then in the year 1996, Sandhya Mohanty, granddaughter of Late Patiram Parija, revived Nabarabi with support of her husband Sarbeswar Mohanty as a quarterly magazine. Since 1996, it was getting published from Bhubaneswar, Odisha and Sandhya Mohanty was its Editor. Sarbeswar Mohanty was the Managing Editor of the magazine till 2021. 


Rabindra Kumar Parija

(20 April 1947 - 01 August 2016)

From July 1970 to December 1976, Rabindra Kumar Parija was the Editor of the Nabarabi Magazine, which was getting published from Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). During this period, Nabarabi continued to shape the Odia magazine industry and inspire a new generation of writers, setting a benchmark for excellence and innovation.

He was instrumental in the magazine's revival in 1996, leading efforts to rebrand and rejuvenate its content. For the rest of his life until 2016, he provided unwavering support to the editorial team of Nabarabi.