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Odia litterateur Manglu Charan Biswal dies at 86

Odia litterateur Manglu Charan Biswal dies at 86
on Jan 13, 2022
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Prominent Odia litterateur Manglu Charan Biswal, on whose story the principal Sambalpuri film 'Bhukha' was based, passed on after a prolonged illness on Tuesday.

He was 86, and is survived by his wifeShailabala, three children and a girl.


Biswal passed on at his home at Baradungri in Sambalpur area, his family said.
He was born on May 4, 1935, at Pitapali town, which got submerged after the development of Hirakud Dam. Biswal had a style for composing since his school days, and he had written many plays, sonnets and youngsters' accounts in the two Odia and Sambalpuri.

His major scholarly works incorporate 'Daria Parira Kabita', 'Astaragara Kabi', 'Di Dhara Luha', 'Agnisambhaba' and 'Ananya'. The productive essayist's 'Bhukha' was subsequently adjusted into an honor winning film.

A pall of gloom descended in the region as people visited his residence to pay their last respects.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled Biswal’s death, saying, “His contribution to the enrichment of Sambalpuri literature with stories, poems, plays, children’s literature will always be remembered.”
 

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