[Watch] Litterateur Rajat Kar Cremated With Full State Honours In Odisha’s Puri

Puri: Eminent litterateur Rajat Kar, who passed away at a private hospital in Odisha’s capital on Sunday following a cardiac arrest, was cremated with full state honours at Swargadwar in Puri on Monday. He was 88.

Kar was accorded a guard of honour at Swargadwar by the Puri district administration. His eldest son Ranjit performed his last rites.

Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal, Law Minister Pratap Jena and Puri sub-collector Bhaba Tarana Sahoo paid their last respects to Kar, among others.

A prolific writer, Kar was known for his contribution to Upendra Bhanja literature. He wrote around seven non-fiction books and several books on Jagannath culture.

He was also a popular commentator on radio and TV channels during the Rath Yatra in Puri. He holds the record of being the longest and oldest commentator of the Rath Yatra for 62 years.

Kar was conferred Padma Shri for his contribution to literature and education in 2021.

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