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At Ananta Basudev Temple gutted in Fire

Bhubaneswar:10/8/18; A few of hours after 22 rooms of the Rosaghara (kitchen) of Ananta Basudev Temple in Old Town here were gutted in the early hours of Friday, Tourism and Culture minister Ashok Chandra Panda sanctioned Rs 3 lakh for the repair work.

The minister reached the spot and took stock of the situation. He informed that all steps would be taken by the state government to repair the Rosaghara.

he fire started around 3:30 am in which 22 rooms of Rosaghara with thatched roof were completely reduced to ashes. However, no injury or casualty was reported in the mishap.

On being alerted, three fire tenders reached the spot at 4 am and managed to douse the flames after an hour-long effort. The exact loss to temple property and the reason behind the incident are yet to be ascertained.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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