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Odisha Littérateur Indu Bhusan Kar Passes Away

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.


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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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