Eminent poet and social activist dies

Rourkela: Eminent poet and social activist Sanat Ray died at Ispat General Hospital here, family sources said today.

Ray (55) died yesterday and is survied by his wife and two sons.

Ray was lecturer in Oriya department of Ispat College here and was was President of the Cultural Academy, a leading literary organisation of Rourkela for many years. He was also editor of `Nabapatra`, a literary magazine published by the Cultural Academy.

His death has been mourned by Orissa civil supplies minister Sarada Nayak and people from other walks of life.