Eminent English Poet Jayanta Mahapatra hospitalised

Cuttack: Noted English Poet Jayanta Mahapatra has been admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after being infected with Covid-19. He is a resident of Tinikonia Bagicha in Cuttack.

For past few days he was also suffering from age-related ailments.

Family members said he is undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit of SCB hospital.

Mahapatra is well-known for his poems such as Indian Summer and Hunger, which are regarded as classics in modern Indian English literature.

He was awarded a Padma Shri in 2009. But he returned the award in 2015 protesting rising intolerance in India.

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