Who was Rajat Kumar Kar and what was his cause of death? dies at 88

Rajat Kumar Kar was Odisha’s noted Culture Specialist Padma Shri recipient commentator. Dr. Kar holds a rare record of being the longest and oldest active commentator of the World Famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath on both TV and Radio for the last 62 years.

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Eminent Odia litterateur Rajat Kumar Kar dies at age 88

Rajat Kumar Kar, a Padma Shri recipient, died on Sunday in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, according to his family. They said he was 88 years old and had heart problems.

Kar complained of chest trouble around 5 p.m., and physicians confirmed him dead when he arrived at the hospital, they added. Kar’s death was mourned by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who said his contribution to Odia culture would be remembered.

Patnaik stated that he will be laid to rest with full state honors.

Kar was OK until midday when he went to rest after lunch. They claimed that he complained of uneasiness shortly after getting out of bed and was sent to the hospital as a result.

Kar, who was awarded the Padma Shri in 2021 for his contributions to literature and education, was suffering from heart problems and was taking medication.

He was noted for his commentary on TV and radio during the yearly Ratha Jatra for six decades as a Jagannath orator.

He also played a key role in the resurrection of Odisha’s fading art form, Pala, and was a prolific writer on Upendra Bhanja literature, having published seven non-fiction works. He’s also the author of a few words about Lord Jagannath.

Kar’s death was mourned by many people, including OPCC President Niranjan Patnaik, State BJP President Samir Mohanty, and others.

Rajat Kumar Kar Age, Family, and Early Life

Rajat Kumar Kar was born on October 2, 1934, in Mahanga of Cuttack district. However, we don’t have any information regarding his exact birthdate, birthplace, and parents.

rajat kumar kar family

As of now, we don’t have much information regarding his personal life.

It was reported that he died at the age of 88.

We will update this section soon.

Rajat Kumar Kar Career, What was his profession?

Eminent Odia litterateur Rajat Kumar Kar was a Padma Shri awardee. An orator of Jagannath culture, he was known for his commentary during the annual Ratha Jatra on TV and radio for six decades.

He was also instrumental in the revival of Odisha’s dying art of Pala.

He was a prolific writer on Upendra Bhanja literature and has seven non-fiction to his credit. He has written more than 6 non-fiction books and several books based on Lord Jagannath.

Which school did he go to?

Currently, we don’t have any information regarding his educational journey.

Rajat Kumar Kar Wife, What about his relationship?

Rajat Kumar Kar was a married man but the details about his wife are not known. He also has children and a grandson, Anshuman Kumar Kar.

We will update this section soon.

Rajat Kumar Kar Net Worth, How much does he earn?

The net worth of Rajat Kumar is under the wraps.

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Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

He is seen active on Facebook as Rajat Kumar Kar (ରଜତ୍ କୁମାର କର ) with 4.9K+ followers. He is also available on Twitter as @RajatKar_Odisha with 1K+ followers.

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Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Rajat Kumar Kar’s you should be know

Age88 Years
Relationship StatusMarried
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