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Odia writer and academician Ratnakar Chaini passed away

Cuttack:18/4/20:  onAn Odia writer and academician  Ratnakar Chaini  passed away,Chaini was born at  Salepur in Cuttack on  25 Aug 1945, Odisha. He served as the president of “Sanskar Bharti”, president of Utkal Sahitya Samaj in 2010. Some of his notable writings are Santha Kabi AchyutanandaNiraba Kolahala,Kabi GopalkrushnaAsha brundabanaAchyatananda gitabaliAjira galpaSurjyastra upabanaKaha Lalita, etc.

Chaini completed his matriculation from Nemal High School. Then he went to do his graduation from Christ College Cuttack. He completed his post-graduation in Ravenshaw College and PhD from Utkal University in 1978. In 1979 started his job as a lecturer and taught in various Government colleges of Odisha to finally retire as the Hod from Sailabala Women’s College, Cuttack

Ratnakar Chaini was felicitated with Sahitya Bharati Samman for the year 2016 at the 22nd Annual Award presentation ceremony of Sri Gangadhar Rath Foundation at Kala Bikash Kendra in Cuttack.

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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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