Balasore:8/8/21: Former secretary of Odisha Sahitya Akademi, Dr. Indu Bhushan Kar, passed away on 6th August’21 Friday while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 86.
Kar was a drama critic, litterateur, and essayist. He was born on March 12, 1935, at Chandipur village near Bhograi in the Balasore district. After completing his post-graduation from Allahabad University in 1959, he had joined the Odisha Administrative Service. Kar served as secretary of Odisha Sahitya Akademi from 1990 to 1994. His first book ‘Nisanga Akasha’, a poetry collection, was published in 1991.Some of his popular books are Sahitya Samaja O Sanskruti, Sabda Re Akasa, Jaipare Kahinki Jibi?, and Ulangaraja., and Ulangaraja.Sahitya Akademi president Dr. Hrushikesh Mallick, vice-president Dr. Sangram Jena, secretary Prabodh Kumar Rout, and employees mourned his death.