A piece of very heartbreaking news is coming forward where Eminent author Manorama Mohapatra reportedly passed away. The Indian author died on Saturday, 18th September 2021, in Odisha. Reports claim that Manorama was getting treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital which is located in Cuttack. Despite the attempts of the medical staff to save her life, she couldn’t survive and lost the battle of life. She was 87 at the time of her death. However, people are wondering about the cause of her death and the reason behind it. Here’s what we know about it.
Through family sources, it is being stated that Manorama Mohapatra experienced chest pain before her death. After considering her health, the family immediately admitted her to SCB. However, on Saturday, she took her last breath and left a mourning and grieving world behind. The 87-years-old was not just an eminent litterateur but also a public speaker, social worker, editor, and columnist. Born in 1934 to Dr Radhanath Rath, Manorama has issued more than 40 titles. Apart from Odia, some of the said titles were even translated into other Indian languages. Her father, Dr Radhanath, was a freedom fighter who fought for the country and also was a regarded social worker.
Talking about Manorama Mohapatra’s first book, it was Juar Jeiunthi Uthe which was a collection of poems on women empowerment and emancipation. The book came to light in 1960. Besides, she also wrote stories and her first book was also based on women empowerment and was titled “Band Gharar Kabat”. Apart from this, the author had presented a critical and analytical analysis under the column “Jhitipiti Kahe Satakshi” and contributed as a columnist. In 1984, she was honoured with Sahitya Academy Award. Recently, in 2019, Manorama Mohapatra was feted with the Honorary D.Lit Award by Rama Devi University. May her soul rest in peace!