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Eminent Odia litterateur Nityananda Satpathy has passed away

Bhubaneswar4/6/20:: Eminent Odia litterateur, Prof. Nityananda Satpathy has passed away here on Wednesday morning. He was 83.

He is survived by poet-wife Prativa Satpathy and four daughters-Paramita, Madhubrata, Asita and Ipsita.

He was born on October 25, 1937, at Garei Sasan village under Tirtol block in Jagatsinghpur district.
Dr Satpathy did his post-graduation at the Ravenshaw College and started his teaching career in 1962 in Ravenshaw, Later, he joined the Department of Odia in Utkal University and remained HoD from 1990 to 1992. He superannuated in 1997 as the Professor of Satyabadi Chair.

His literary creations include biography of Utkalmani Gopabandhu Das titled, ‘Hey Saathi, Hey Sarathi’, ‘Kabita Setu,’ ‘Sabujaru Sampratika,’ and ‘Saturi Ru Sahasrabdi’. He had co-authored a poetry book ‘Ama Kabita’ with his wife Pratibha.

He was also associated with many literary organisations, including Odisha Sahitya Akademi, Pujyapuja Sansad, Sampatrika and Sarala Puraskar. Sarala Puraskar was instituted because of his initiative. An Odia literary review magazine ISTHAR was being edited and published by him.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Andhra Pradesh Governor Bishwabhushan Harichandan expressed deep grief over his demise. Dr. Satpathy’s demise is a big loss for Odia literature and Odisha, said the Chief Minister.

The Utkal Sammilani said Odia literature suffered an irreparable loss by passing away of Satpathty, informed Manchswar branch president Dillip Dashsharma.

BJP State president Sameer Mohanty and Leader of Opposition Pradipta Naik too expressed grief over demise of Satpathy.

About Editor in chief

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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