Bhubaneswar: Noted poet Padma Shri Haldhar Nag has featured in ‘Virtual Bharat’, a collection of short stories that would explore Indian history, culture, folklore, art, music, literature and human stories.
The works and life of the Kosli poet from Sambalpur has been narrated by famous litterateur and film director Sampooran Singh Kalra aka Gulzar.
The narration begins with “I am writing a letter to you Haldhar. Son of the soil of Sambalpur, this Adivasi poet. His language is Kosli.”
Advertising filmmaker and documentary director Bharatbala aims to produce 1,000 short films under the banner ‘Virtual Bharat’ to chronicle the untold stories.
As part of the series, Gulzar narrated a brief summary about Nag in the 7.58-minute-long story. He has also sent Rs 50,000 to the Kosli poet’s bank account as a token of appreciation.