Bhubaneswar: Noted author, play writer, preacher and Padma Shri
recipient Dr Rajat Kumar Kar passed away on Sunday. He was 88.
He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at a private hospital
here, said his son Ranjit Kar.
Dr Kar was known as a prolific writer on Upendra Bhanja’s literature.
He wrote around seven non-fiction books and a couple of books based
on Lord Jagannath.
Besides, Kar was a household name for his lively commentary of
the world famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath on TV channels
As the news of his demise spread, condolence messages started flooding
social media platforms. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister
Dharmendra Pradhan and PCC president Niranjan Patnaik said that in
Kar’s death, Odisha lost one of its worthy sons.
The CM said Kar’s last rites would be performed with State honour.