Bhubaneswar : Professor Manoj Das, doyen of Indian literature, editor, Speaker, thought leader passed away today evening at Puduchery’s Sri Aurovindo Ashram Hospital. He was 87.
He was suffering from age-related ailments and admitted to the hospital for past few months.
Das was the foremost bilingual Odia writer and a master of dramatic expression both in his English and Odia short stories and novels. Das edited The Heritage, published from Chennai in 1985-1989. He wrote columns in The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Hindu and The Statesman as well.
He was awarded Padma Bibhusan by the government of India in 2020.