Titlagarh, May 8: A prominent Odia professor Ajamber Mallik on Friday succumbed to Covid-19. He was 75.
Mallik had tested positive for the virus and was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Balangir. He lost his battle to Covid-19 on Friday.
He was a professor at Bhadrak, Titlagarh, Saintala and Balangir colleges and retired in the year 2007. Mallick had received two prestigious international awards and Sahitya Akademi award in 2016. He was also the recipient of several awards from 30 institutions.
He was the first in the state to research about Odia autobiography.