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Eminent writer Pratibha Ray’s husband Akshaya Chandra Ray passed away

Bhubaneswar: 20/9/19: Jnanpith Award winner and eminent writer Pratibha Ray’s husband Akshaya Chandra Ray passed away here today. He was 77.Mrs Ray survived with two sons and one daughter. One of   her son settled in Canada another one settled at Bangalore. Her daughter Adysa Das  working as an  Associate Professor in Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management,Bhubaneswar and her husband Lait Das settled at Bhubaneswar as Additional DG police.

Akshaya was undergoing treatment at a private hospital here due to illness. Though he was discharged from the hospital today, his condition deteriorated following which he was readmitted to the hospital around 4 pm.However, he breathed his last during treatment at the hospital, family sources said. A government engineer by profession, Akshaya Chandra Ray was the publisher of Adya Prakashani.

While a pall of gloom descended among the ardent readers’ of Ray, condolences kept pouring in social media from various sections and personalities.

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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