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.