Eminent Odia litterateur and journalist Manorama Mohapatra breathed her last on Saturday in Cuttack. She was 87.
Daughter of Padma Bhushan awardee Radhanath Rath, Manorama was the former editor of Odia daily ‘Samaja’.
After she complained of chest pain on Saturday, she was rushed to SCB Hospital where she died during treatment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and many other senior leaders condoled her demise. As an educationist and litterateur, Manorama had created a niche in the Odia literary world. CM Naveen said that Odisha has lost a learned and esteemed personality.
Manorama was the face of women empowerment in Odisha and had played a pivotal role in creating awareness on many social issues. Manorama had won the Sahitya Academy Award in 1984, Soviet Nehru Award in 1988, Critic Circle of India Award in 1990.
She had also won Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar Samman in 1991 and Rupambara Award in 1994. Mortal remains of Manorama were consigned to flames at Puri Swargadwar with full state honors today.
RIP Manorama Mohapatra.
Published: Devbrat Patnaik
Last updated: 19 September 2021, 04:54 PM IST
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