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Odisha CM sanctions Rs 1 lakh for ailing jatra writer Ananta Ojha

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today sanctioned an assistance of Rs 1 lakh to renowned Odia jatra (theatre) writer Ananta Ojha for undergoing treatment for cancer.

Patnaik sanctioned the amount from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF), said an official release issued today.

Earlier, the State government’s Culture department had sanctioned assistance of Rs 50,000 to Ojha for his treatment from the department’s Artist Relief Fund.

Ojha who is suffering from mouth cancer had undergone a surgery earlier at a private hospital in Bengaluru in 2013 but unfortunately, the disease has relapsed.

 

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