Jagatsinghpur: The legendary Odia poet and saint Adikabi Sarala Das was remembered in death anniversary in his native village Kalinaga under Tirtol area on Monday.

Adikabi Pratisthana and Sarala Das Smruti Committee jointly organized the function in two places, the first function was held in late poet’s birth place locally known as Sadhana Pitha in Kalinaga village. Another similar program was hosted at Tentulipada village ,recognized as graveyard place of late Sarala Das. 

Guests and speakers attending these functions highlighted Adikabi Sarala Das’s contribution to Odia literature during the 16th century for which Odia language has survived. Late poet’s immense contribution to Sarala Mahabharat still remains popular in Odisha’s villages. 

Apart from this, several organizations like Sanskrutika Parishad, Odisha, Sahitya Academy, Jagatsinghpur, Saraswata Parishad, Sarala Das college at Tirtol had organized similar functions at many places in Jagatsinghpur.