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Senior Odia cinema journalist Radhanath Mohapatra passed away

Bhubaneswar:10/5/18; Senior Odia cinema journalist Radhanath Mohapatra, who was on ventilator since long at a private hospital in the capital city here, passed away on Wednesday (May 9, 2018)at the age of 58.

Born on May 16, 1962, Mohapatra had his schooling in the pilgrim city of Puri (Municipal High School, Puri) and also studied higher education in SCS College, Puri.

He worked as a journalist for the last 20 years in Odia news papers ‘Sambad’, ‘Dharitri’ and ‘Samaya’. He also served as a senior script writer with OTV Tarang.

Film Journalism was his forte. He worked as an associate editor in Cine Sambad. He has also written mythological stories, features & lyrics.

He has also served as a jury member in prestigious State Film Award & Tarang Cine Award.

The cine journalists’ community in Odisha have condoled his demise.

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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