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Eminent Odia poet, litterateur and columnist Manoranjan Mohanty passed away

Cuttack :31/10/17;: Eminent Odia poet, litterateur and columnist Manoranjan Mohanty passed away at 71 this morning in Cuttack city after suffering a cardiac arrest.

He is survived by his son Mitrabhanu, four daughters and sons-in-law while his wife had died 10 months ago.

His last rites were performed at Satichaura.

He was born at Mangalpur village under Dharmasala block in Jajpur district in the year 1946.

He had retired as a Professor of Odia literature from Ravenshaw University.

Mohanty had worked at Ravenshaw, Dhenkanal and Sailabala Women’s Colleges as a Lecturer in the Odia Department and earned accolades.  He had authored many books in Odia. ‘Darpana Samanare Duryodhana’ among them is a masterpiece.

After getting information, Justice BP Das, Justice Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Chittaranjan Mohanty,  Amaresh  Patnaik  and many other eminent persons visited his residence and paid their last respects to him. 

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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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