Eminent Odia Litterateur Satakadi Hota Passes Away In Bhubaneswar At 95

Bhubaneswar: Eminent litterateur and former President of Odisha Sahitya Akademi Satakadi Hota passed away in Bhubaneswar on Sunday following a brief illness. He was 95.

Hota, who was ailing for some time, breathed his last in the morning, family sources said.

A retired IRTS officer and former Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Khurda Road, he was the editor of Odia daily newspaper ‘The Samaya’.

Hota, who was the President of Odisha Sahitya Akademi from March 6, 2013 to March 5, 2016, has penned a number of timeless poems, novels, short stories and essays. He was awarded the prestigious Sahitya Bharati Samman for 2018.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and a host of other distinguished persons have expressed grief over the demise of Hota.

Describing Hota as a renowned writer, administrator and editor, the Chief Minister said that he made immense contribution to the world of Odia literature. Naveen conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family members.

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