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Chandrasekhar Rath, doyen of Odia literature, passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The of literature Chandrasekhar passed away here at a private hospital today, his family members said.

He was 89 and is survived by his wife, three daughters and a son.

The breathed his last while undergoing treatment for age-related ailments.

Born on October 17, 1929 at Malapada village in district, the was nominated for the prestigious award this year.

was conferred with several awards, including Award, Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award and Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman, for his contribution in the field of literature.

of Odisha S C Jamir expressed grief over the passing away of the

He had enriched literature with his many invaluable creations that received readers' admiration, the said.

The described his demise as a great loss to literature.


Jamir also conveyed deep condolences to bereaved family members.

and people from all walks of life paid tributes to after his body arrived at his residence in the city.

"All of us are grieved by the sad demise of the eminent litterateur. He will be remembered by his fans and admirers," said Patnaik.

Union ministers Jual Oram and Dharmendra Pradhan, and many ministers of the also condoled the death of

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 21:50 IST
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