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Bureaucrat Pyari Mohan Mohapatra passed away

Bhubaneswar: 20/3/17: To be referred to as Chanakya in the political spheres bureaucrat Pyari Mohan Mohapatra passed on 19th.March,2017 evening at Hinduja hospital in Mumbai. His condition was critical since the last few days.

Born in Talcher, he studied B.A. (Hons.) in Economics, M.A. in Political Science, Diploma in Development Administration Educated at Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Allahabad University, Allahabad and London School of Economics, London.

He was an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) 1963 Batch, Odisha Cadre and served for 35 years in different positions till retirement in January, 1998. During Jankaiballav Pattnaik  Pyri was posted in GopaBabdhu Academy as punishment,The former bureaucrat formed his independent party, Odisha Jana Morcha after being ousted by Naveen following an alleged coup in June 2012 and was serving as an MP in Rajya Sabha where his term ended on July 1, 2016.

He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.

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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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