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Ajikali Editor Bismaya Mohanty passed away


Bhubaneswar, Oct 9/10/17:Senior journalist and Editor of language daily Ajikali Bismaya Mohanty passed away on 8th,October,2017 night at Puri following cardiac arrest. He was 62.
Family sources said Mr. Mohanty had gone to Puri with his wife to offer prayers to Lord Jagannath when he complained of chest pain and suffered a massive cardiac arrest. His body was brought here from puri this morning on way to his village in Balasore district. The journalists and well wishers paid their last tribute to the departed soul.Mr.Mohanty was the Odisha unit President of All India Small and Medium Newspaper Federation and had worked for the development of small and medium newspapers in the state, He was also associated with various social work in Balasore. He was cremated today at his village Saradanga under Khairi block in Balasore district.Mr.Mohanty is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. Mr. Mohanty was progressive and was trying to bring out periodicals of different genre including a film magazine titled Cine Darshan. He was socially active and was ivolved with many cultural organisations in Balasore.

About Editor in chief

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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