Prof. Achyuta Samanta, born in extreme poverty, is an educationist, philanthropist, and social worker. He is the founder of the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), both educational institutions of global repute and recognition. KIIT is an Institution of Eminence and one of the most prominent universities in India and the globe for professional education having more than 30,000 students from all over India and 65 other countries. KISS is a home for 60,000 indigenous children all absolutely free. Achyuta Samanta’s childhood was, grief-stricken and full of struggles. He believes that giving quality education to a deprived child is like giving sight to the blind.