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Top Odia writer Jagadish Mohanty run over by train

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Belpahar/Bhubaneswar, Dec 29:

In a tragic and shocking incident, eminent Odia writer Jagadish Mohanty was run over by a goods train while trying to cross a level-crossing in Belpahar on his bike today. He died on the spot.Jagadish Mohanty

The prolific and widely respected popular writer was 62.He is survived by his writer wife Sarojini Sahoo iand hid two children, Anubhav and Sambedana.

Mohanty was considered a trendsetter in modern Oriya fiction and had received the prestigious Sarala Award in 2003 and Orissa Sahitya Akademi Award in 1990. He was the recipient of Jhankar Award, Dharitri Award and Prajatantra Award.

Born in a mining area, he spent more than 30 years of his life working in the coal mines in western Orissa.

Eleven anthologies of short stories and five novels of Mohanty have been published so far.

They are Ekaki Ashwarohi (1979), Dakshina Duari Ghara (1979), Irsha EkaRutu (1979) Album (1981) Dwiprahara Dekhinathiba Lokatie (1988) Judhdhakshetre Eka Eka (1994) Nian o Anyanya Galpa (1995) Mephestophelesra Pruthibi (1996), Suna Ilishi (2002), Sundaratama Pap (2006) and Saturira Jagadish (2006) ( all anthologies) and Nija Nija Panipatha, Kanishka Kanishka, Uttaradhikar, Durdina and Adrushwa Sakala ( all novels).