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Death Of Celebrated Odia Writer Manoj Das Leaves Literary World In Mourning
Puducherry, April 28 (TNA) Death of celebrated Odia and English writer Manoj Das in Puducherry on Tuesday evening has left the literary world in mourning. He was 87 and passed away at a nursing home in Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry.
He is known for his work in Odia for ‘Manoj Dasanka Katha o Kahani’, ‘Dhumabha Diganta’, ‘Manojpancabimsati’ (short stories), ‘Tuma Gam o Anyanya Kabita’ (poetry) and ‘Shesha Basantara Chithi’.
His notable English works include The crocodiles lady: A collection of stories, The submerged valley and other stories, Farewell to a ghost: Short stories and a novelette, Cyclones, A tiger at twilight, Mystery of the Missing Cap and other short stories.
He received numerous national awards, including the Padma Shri in 2001 and Padma Bhushan last year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, president Ramnath Kovind have mourned his demise.