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‘Bhukha’ writer Manglu Charan Biswal passes away at 86

11/01/2022 at 12:57 PM

Sambalpur, Jan 11: Odia litterateur Manglu Charan Biswal passed away at his village Dunguri under Parmanpur block in Sambalpur on Tuesday morning.

He died of prolonged illness. He was 86.

He is survived by wife Shailabala, three sons and a daughter.

Biswal had written ‘Bhukha’, the first Sambalpuri film directed and produced by Sabyasachi Mohapatra to get an International Jury Award at the Gijón International Film Festival.

Born on May 4 in 1934 in Pitapali village adjoining Hirakud Reservoir in Sambalpur district, Manglu Charan Biswal had penned many plays, poems and stories both in Odia and Sambalpuri languages.

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