Eminent Odia Cartoonist Kishore Rath, Famous For ‘Katakhya’, Passes Away at 58

Bhubaneswar: Eminent cartoonist Kishore Rath passed away at the Capital Hospital here on Monday morning. He was 58.


Rath was taken to the hospital after complaining of difficulty in breathing. He suffered a heart attack and breathed his last.

Rath was 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 the late eighties. He was a graduate in Fine Arts from Khallikote Arts College.

Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Chairman, Sambad Group, expressed grief over Rath’s death.

Expressing his condolences, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted, “I am saddened to learn about the death of popular cartoonist Kishore Rath. He will always be remembered for his unique style of presenting various issues of society through cartoons.”

Union Minister of Education and Skill Development Dharmendra Pradhan also expressed condolences over Rath’s demise.

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