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Pyari Mohan Mohapatra is critical

Mumbai:18/3/17: Former Rajya Sabha MP Pyari Mohan Mohapatra is critical and is on ventilator support as per sources. He has been under treatment at Hinduja hospital here for lung cancer.

A former BJD leader and close aide of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, often known as his ‘Chanakya’, Pyari fell apart from BJD after an alleged coup to overthrow Naveen in June, 2012.

The former bureaucrat formed his independent party, Odisha Jana Morcha and was serving as an MP in Rajya Sabha where his term ended on July 1, 2016.

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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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