Chandra Shekhar Rath to be cremated at Puri with state honours

Bhubaneswar: Eminent litterateur Chandra Shekhar Rath, who passed away on Friday, will be cremated with state honours at Puri on Saturday.

The Odisha government has decided that mortal remains of Chandra Shekhar Rath will be taken from Bhubaneswar to Puri.

He will be accorded with the full state funeral.

Rath died at the age of 89. The renowned Odia author and poet was awarded Padma Shri month.

He breathed his last in a private hospital on Friday while undergoing treatment as he was suffering from prolonged illness.

Chandrasekhar Rath, among the front –liners in Odia literature, is a fairly well-known name both in the field of fiction and non-fiction for more than five decades.