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Eminent cartoonist Kishore Rath passed Away

Bhubaneswar8/11/21:: Eminent cartoonist Kishore Rath passed away at the Capital Hospital here, this morning. He was 58.

As per family sources, Rath complained of uneasiness in breathing, following which he was taken to the hospital by his kin. He suffered a heart attack and breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the hospital, reports said.

Kishore Rath had become a household name in Odisha for his cartoon column ‘Katakhya’ published in leading Odia daily ‘Sambad’.

Born in 1963, Rath was working for ‘Sambad’ since late 80s. He was a graduate of Fine Arts from the Khallikote Arts College.

Rath had created a fanbase of his own with his unique style of drawing and rhyming verse having a touch of humour in it.

A pall of gloom descended on the media fraternity after the demise of Rath.

Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Chairman, Sambad Group expressed grief over the death of Rath.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled the death of eminent cartoonist Kishore Rath.


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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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