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PM Narendra Modi mourns death of Padma Shri Dr. Rajat Kumar Kar

9/05/2022 at 8:45 AM

New Delhi, May 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief over the demise of eminent Odia litterateur, Jagannath cult orator and avid spiritual writer Rajat Kumar Kar.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “Dr Rajat Kumar Kar was a doyen of the cultural world. His multifaceted persona was seen in the manner in which he chronicled the Rath Yatra, wrote on diverse topics and worked to revive Pala art. Saddened by his passing away. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”

The last rites of Kar will be held with full state honours. He breathed his last on Sunday at the age of 88 after a cardiac arrest in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar in the evening

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