PM Modi expresses grief on passing away of Odia Writer Rajat Kumar Kar
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the demise of eminent litterateur Rajat Kumar Kar.
Rajat Kumar Kar, a Padma Shri awardee, passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on 8th May.
Rajat Kumar Kar, a Padma Shri awardee in 2021 for literature and education, had heart-related ailments and was undergoing treatment.
He was an orator on Jagannath culture, he was known for his commentary during the annual Rath Jatra on TV and radio for six decades.
He was also instrumental in the revival of Odisha's dying art of Pala.
He was 88 years old.
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