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Noted litterateur Padma Shri Rajat Kar passed away

Bhubaneswar:8/5/22: Noted litterateur Padma Shri Rajat Kar passed away today evening while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here. He was 88.

He complained of chest pain at around 5 pm. Family members rushed him to the private hospital in Bhubaneswar where doctor declared his death.

Son Ranjit Kar informed the litterateur died of heart attack at the hospital. Kar was a household name for his lively commentary of the World famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannatha on TV channels and radio. Rajat Kar is a household name in Odisha for his deep knowledge of Puranas and Jagannath Culture. He promoted Pala, a traditional stage form of presentations of Puranic stories and characters, in the State.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed deep grief over the passing away of eminent litterateur and Jagannath Culture pundit Padma Shree Rajat Kar on Sunday.

“Late Rajat Kar has enriched Odia literature in various ways. He had deep knowledge of Bhanja Sahitya. He will always be remembered for his astounding contributions in promotion  Odia Culture and tradition, especially Jagannath Culture,” said Patnaik. He added, “Odisha lost a proud son by the demise of Rajat Kar.”

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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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