Poet Haldhar Nag expresses gratitude to Gulzar, Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar: After being featured in renowned lyricist Gulzar’s ‘A Poem A Day’, a collection of poems, Kosli poet and Padma Shri Haldhar Nag has expressed his gratitude towards the filmmaker and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Nag has written a letter to Gulzar and Patnaik thanking the two. He also praised the Chief Minister for the decision of setting up a Kosli dialect and literature research centre at his village Ghens in Bargarh district.

Worth mentioning, Nag has found place on the first page of ‘A Poem A Day’ which is a collection of Indian poems selected and translated by Gulzar. The book features 365 contemporary poems in 34 languages of 279 poets across the country.

In the book, the award-winning writer begins with two poems of the Haldhar Nag– ‘Pancha Amruta’ and ‘Chitthi deuchhen re Haldhar’. On the first page, Gulzar writes, “Dear Haldhar, you are like sunrise of my book”. Gulzar has also sent a letter to the Kosli poet expressing that he is excited to meet him in person.

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