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Mortal remains of noted opera script writer Ananta Ojha arrived at Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: 2/1/18;The mortal remains of noted opera script writer Ananta Ojha arrived at Bhubaneswar airport from Bengaluru today. The body will be taken to his ancestral village in Pattamundai of Kendrapara for the last rites that will be conducted today.

Ojha who was actively involved in opera industry for three decades, died on Sunday at a private hospital in Bengaluru after a prolonged battle with cancer. However, the hospital authorities had detained the body due to some pending bills. Later, the body was handed over to his family after Odisha government intervened and cleared the pending bills and made necessary arrangements in this regard.

Ojha was suffering from mouth cancer and was under treatment for last three months. He has scripted over 200 jatras and also directed most of them.

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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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