Cuttack: Veteran poet Rabi Singh today passed away at his residence at Khapuria in Cuttack district. He was 89.
Source said that Singh was suffering from old-age related ailments since a past few days. He breathed his last in the morning.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled demise of the noted litterateur on his microblogging site Twitter.
ବିପ୍ଳବୀ କବି ରବି ସିଂଙ୍କ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ମୁଁ ଦୁଃଖିତ। ଓଡ଼ିଆ ସାହିତ୍ୟ ଜଗତକୁ ସମୃଦ୍ଧ କରିଥିବା ତାଙ୍କ କ୍ରାନ୍ତିକାରୀ ରଚନା ତାଙ୍କୁ ସର୍ବଦା ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ କରି ରଖିବ। ତାଙ୍କ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରିବା ସହ ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ
ପରିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତି ମୋର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଉଛି।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) February 2, 2020
The evolutionary poet had received many awards for his immense contribution to Odia literature. He had penned finest literary works through which he had voiced against old values and degrading morality in society.
‘Patha Prantara Kabita’, ‘Charama Patra’, ‘Lal Pagoda ra Preta O Anya Kabita’, ‘Bhrukuti’, ‘Bidirna’, ‘Padatika’, ‘Apritikara Kabita’, ‘Bishabani’, ‘Durgama Giri’, ‘Jhada’, ‘Sarbahara’ and ‘Banya’ were among the collections of his poetry.
He was conferred with Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman for the year 2017. He had also received Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award in 1961.