Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik spoke to the relatives of late Manoj Das this evening and condoled the sad demise of the legendary litterateur.
It may be mentioned here that on the request of Odisha Government the body of eminent writer was cremated with state honours by Puduchery Government today.
Manoj Das passed away on Tuesday while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Puducherry.
Grieving the demise of the Padma Shri award winning writer, the Odisha Chief Minister said that Manoj Das has left an indelible mark in the field of literature with his vast variety of immortal works and left a void which can never be filled.
The demise of the literary doyen is an irreparable loss to the world of Odia and English literature, Naveen expressed.