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Kalpana Dash, the first Odia woman who had scaled the Mount Everest hospitalised

Bhubaneswar: Kalpana Dash, the first Odia woman who had scaled the Mount Eeverest, was admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack on Monday night after she complained of severe stomach ache.Though the exact cause of her ache is not known yet, her condition is stated to be stable now.She is reportedly undergoing treatment at the Surgery ward of the SCB Medical College and Hospital.8.Notably, Kalpana was the first Odia to conquer the Mount Everest in 2008.She has also successfully scaled the highest peaks of other four continents- Mount KiliManjaro (Africa) in 2014, Mount Aconcagua (South America) in January, 2015, Mount Elbrus (Europe) in July, 2015, and Mount Kosciuszko (Australia) in December, 2015.

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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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