Bhubaneswar: Jnanpith Award winner and eminent writer Pratibha Ray’s husband Akshaya Chandra Ray passed away here today. He was 77.
Akshaya was undergoing treatment at a private hospital here due to illness. Though he was discharged from the hospital today, his condition deteriorated following which he was readmitted to the hospital around 4 pm.
However, he breathed his last during treatment at the hospital, family sources said. A government engineer by profession, Akshaya Chandra Ray was the publisher of Adya Prakashani.