Rare photographs of late Pandit Prayag Dutt Joshi

February 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm 1 comment

Late Pandit Prayag Dutt Joshi of Khariar, Nuapada district is a house-hold name in western Odisha. He is credited for propagating the “Kosli language movement”. A master in Sanskrit, Kosli and other Indian languages late Joshi wrote a book “Kosli Bhasar Sankhipt  Parichay” (An brief Introduction to Kosli language). He is also credited for propagating the use of Devanagari lipi to write Kosli language.

A well wisher of Kosli language Mr. Sudhansu Khamari sent us following pictures of late Joshi. We thank Mr. Khamari for sending us these pictures.


Entry filed under: Athmallik, Balangir, Bargarh, Books, Boudh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Kosal ratna Pandit Prayag Dutt Joshi, Kosli language and literature, Language, Nuapada, Region watch, Sambalpur, Subarnapur, Sundergarh, Well known people.

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  • 1. Surjit Singh maharatha  |  February 4, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    The 100th Birth date of Late Josi is falls in this year 25.02.2012.Birth date is 25.02.1913. There fore all are requested to Pay homage to the great soul celebrating 100th birh day on 25.02.2012.
    Further it is learn from some sources that Kosal Ratn Honour will be awarded to Sri Haldhar Nag on 21st of this month at Bhubaneswar by Kosli Ekta Manch. All should advocacy to reserve this honour only for Late Josi.Sri Nag may be awarded in other award like Kosal Mani, Kosal Gaourab etc.


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