Prapatti, a well known name to the members of Sri Aurobindo Study Circles of Orissa, was born on 30th April 1924 in a village Bharogole, 42 Mouza of District Cuttack. His parents had named him Kangali Charan Pati. In the year 1960, on his 46th birth day The Mother gave him a new name, Prapatti - the surrendered one.


Prapatti, outshone academically and completed his post graduate in Philosophy at Allahabad University, Banaras.  He began his career as a Professor of Philosophy in the colleges of Orissa and served at Baripada, Puri and Jeypore.

He came in contact with Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1949 through his friend Sri Abani Mohan Ghose, son of well known educationist Sri Lalit Mohan Ghose. Sri Lalit Mohan Ghose was the founder member of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle in Orissa. Prapatti wrote to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and his letter was answered by Babaji Maharaj Sri Ramakrishna Das. Maharajji asked him to come to Pondicherry for the Darshan of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.

He came for good to Sri Aurobindo Ashram in September, 1954. Under the guidance of Babaji Maharaj Sri Ramakrishna Das, on 21st February 1958, a quarterly magazine Nabajyoti was published under Prapatti’s editorship. This led to the establishment of Nabajyoti Karyalaya which served as a bridge between the people of Orissa and the Presence of the Divine Mother at Pondicherry.

When The Mother's Grace was ready to descend upon the land of Orissa Prapatti was the able instrument to shoulder the responsibility. Babaji Maharaj advised him to visit Orissa frequently to organise the fast growing Sri Aurobindo Study Circles. He visited every nook and corner of Orissa to spread the message of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.

Under the guidance of Babaji Maharaj and direct supervision of Prapatti, thousands of Study Circles and Sri Aurobindo Integral schools flourished and took a living form to serve the Divine Mother in Orissa.

He left his body on 28th June 1989, at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.