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.”
ଲୋକପ୍ରିୟ ବ୍ୟଙ୍ଗ ଚିତ୍ରକର କିଶୋର ରଥଙ୍କ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ମୁଁ ଦୁଃଖିତ। ସମାଜର ବିଭିନ୍ନ ପ୍ରସଙ୍ଗକୁ ବ୍ୟଙ୍ଗ ଚିତ୍ର ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ଉପସ୍ଥାପନ କରିବାର ନିଜ ସ୍ୱତନ୍ତ୍ର ଶୈଳୀ ପାଇଁ ସେ ସର୍ବଦା ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ ରହିବେ। ତାଙ୍କ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରିବା ସହ ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ ପରିବାର ସଦସ୍ୟଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତି ମୋର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଉଛି।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) November 8, 2021