BHUBANESWAR: Celebrated writer Pranabandhu Kar’s birth centenary was observed by Odisha Sahitya Akademi (OSA) here on Sunday.
Noted writers, literary critics and researchers read out Kar’s short stories, one act plays and dramas. Literary luminaries and the Akademi members said Kar’s contribution to Odia literature stands unmatched.
The dignitaries, who participated in the ceremony, urged OSA to publish short stories of Kar and translate those into other languages.
‘Sua Muhan Re Patara’, one of the classic literary works of Kar was read out by eminent writer Ajay Swain.
Describing Kar, secretary of OSA Bishnuprasad Mishra said the writer was a legend who metamorphosed the cult of Odia drama.
Literary critique Dr Labanya Nayak said Kar had a unique style of portraying the characters of his plays, besides being a colloquist in the scripts he used.
President of OSA Satakodi Hota, litterateurs Bijay Mishra, Bijay Kumar Satpathy, Sanghamitra Mishra, Giri Dandasena and Editor, Odisha, The New Indian Express, Srimoy Kar spoke on the occasion.