Renowned litterateur Chandrasekhar Rath passes away
Rath wrote various novels including Yantrarudha (The Instrumented), Asurya Upanivesh (The Sunless Colony) and Nav Jatak (Regenesis).
Renowned Odia litterateur Chandrasekhar Rath passed away on February 9, 2018 at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar following age-related ailments. He was 89 and is survived by his wife, three daughters and a son.
Rath has written several novels, short stories, essays and poems during his illustrious career.
About Chandrasekhar Rath
• Rath was born on October 17, 1929 in Balangir and completed his post-graduation in English from Lucknow University.
• Later, he joined Orissa Education Service in 1952 as lecturer in English and got retired from the service in 1987.
• Some of his acclaimed novels are Yantrarudha (The Instrumented), Asurya Upanivesh (The Sunless Colony) and Nav Jatak (Regenesis).
• He was also a good translator. He had translated a biography from Odia to English and also translated a few English poems into Odia language.
• Rath was conferred with several awards including Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award, Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award and Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman for his contribution in the field of literature.
• He was also nominated for the prestigious Padma Shri award this year.
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