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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