Report by Saumya Parida; Bhubaneswar: Culture Department has sanctioned ten thousand rupees for the treatment of Urdu writer Sajjid Asar of Cuttack who is bed ridden since long.
He came to limelight for his Urdu Book” Kirono Ki Chaddar’ in the year 1994-95. Recently Department has also sanctioned such assistance out of artist welfare fund to five indigent artists of the State those who are presently suffering from critical diseases.
They are Rabindra Nath Kannugo, Jagatsinghpur, Debendranath Mallick, Bhandaripokhari, Rakhal Chandra Mohanty, Cuttack, Guru Dhruba charan Biswal, Rourkela and Loknath Das, Sambalpur. This assistance of Rs. 25,000 to each of them will be given in shape of cheque by the concerned Distrct Culture Officer, sources said.