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Two poems of noted Kosali poet Haldhar Nag’s inducted In Gulzar’s New Book

Sambalpur: 25/12/20:Two poems of noted Kosali poet Haldhar Nag Halhar — ‘Pancha Amruta’ and ‘Chitti Deuchhen Re Haldhar’ — has been included in a new book of translated poems by lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar.

Gulzar’s book ‘A Poem Day’ is a collection of 365 Indian contemporary poems in 34 languages by 279 poets across the country. He has selected and translated all the poems.

On the first page of the book, Gulzar writes ‘Dear Haldhar, you are like sunrise of my book’.

Gulzar has also sent a copy of book along with a letter to the Kosali poet. He has also mentioned in the letter to meet Haldhar personally.

Gulzar had penned a moving tribute to the noted poet in a short film in 2019. Documentary filmmaker Bharatbala had created the short film on Haldhar Nag under his new project Virtual Bharat. The short movie was produced by Studio Virtual Bharat.

The movie has showcased Haldhar’s village Ghens in Bargarh district of Odisha.

Felicitated with the Padma Shri in 2016, Haldhar Nag’s original works are in Sambalpuri dialect and in Odia script.

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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