Eminent cartoonist of Odisha Kishore Rath passes away

Bhubaneswar: Eminent cartoonist of Odisha Kishore Rath passed away late on Sunday night at Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar due to cardiac attack. He was 58.

Reportedly, he was admitted to Capital Hospital after he complained of complained of uneasiness in breathing and severe chest pain. He suffered heart attack and took his last breath while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

He was a native of Odisha’s Nayagarh. He was residing near CRP area in Bhubaneswar.

The deceased cartoonist Kishore Rath was well-known for his daily short rhyming verse with pocket cartoon ‘Katakhya’ published in a leading regional newspaper. Not just cartoons, Rath had a special interest and experience in ‘Dhumpa sangita’.

People across the media industry also offered their condolences on the untimely demise of Kishore. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took to his Twitter account and wrote “I am saddened to learn regarding death of Kishore Rath, a popular satirist. He will always be remembered for his unique style of presenting various issues of society through satire. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and wish them strength.”

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