Educationist-Vocalist Anima Kar Passes Away In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Educationist and vocalist Anima Kar, wife of former speaker of Odisha assembly Sarat Kar, passed away at her residence in Bhubaneswar late on Tuesday. She was 81.

According to sources, she had been keeping unwell for the past few months.

Anima was the Head of English Department in the erstwhile Rama Devi Women’s College. She also served as the acting principal of the college for a few months in 1997.

She also taught at Shailabala Women’s College, Cuttack, and Puri Women’s College. She retired as director of Regional Directorate of Education in 1999.

Anima was a well-known vocalist and sang solos and duets with greats like Pranab Patnaik, Chittaranjan Jena, and Bhikari Bal. She sang regularly on All India Radio for almost four decades from 1960s to 1999.

She is survived by sons Suman and Sobhan.

Notably, politician-writer Sarat Kar preceded her in death and breathed his last in October 2020.

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