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Veteran journalist Prashant Mohanty passed away

Sambalpur:9/6/18; Veteran journalist Prashant Mohanty passed away at his residence in Sambalpur  on Friday following old-age related illness, his family members said.

Mohanty, who meritoriously served for the Odia daily the Samaja, was 84. He is survived by his 80-year-old spouse.

e was suffering from old-age ailments. He was ill for quite some time, according to his family sources.

He was one of the founders of Sambalpur edition of the Samaja. Widely regarded for raising issues on corruption in public places, he had highlighted the plight of people displaced by multi-purpose Hirakud dam project.

Journalist fraternities have expressed deep condolence over 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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