Bhubaneswar: Noted child-litterateur, lyricist, poet and writer Khirod Chandra Pothal died in Cuttack on Sunday morning. He was 73.

Pothal was admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.

He was the writer of the famous lyric “Kotha Bhoga Khia….Mo Chaka Akhia….” sung by the notable singer Bhajan Samrat Bhikari Bal. He had also written several songs for children.