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Eminent freedom fighter Goura Chandra Mohapatra passed away

Bhadrak:12/9/18: Eminent freedom fighter Goura Chandra Mohapatra passed away at the age of 104 at Bhadrak district headquarters hospital today.

Mohapatra was suffering from old age related ailments and bed-ridden for a long time. After his condition deteriorated today, he was rushed to the DHH where he passed away at 5.55 pm.

Mohapatra was the son of Kanta Kabi Laxmikant Mohapatra. who had written  patriotic song Bande Utkal Jananani. Goura Chandra was the youngest prisoner of Brahmapur jail in 1942. His sons Gurukalyan Mohapatra and Prabhukalyan Mohapatra are senior journalists.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled the death of veteran freedom fighter Mohapatra. “As a true Gandhian he has dedicated his entire life for the promotion of Gandhian values and dedicated himself for social upliftment. In his death, we lost one of the last pillars of the freedom movement,” the CM said. He conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family,Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahtab also condoled the death of the freedom fighter. “Very sad to hear about the demise of eminent freedom fighter Gour Chandra Mahapatra.Health Minister Pratap Jena also condoled the death of the eminent freedom fighter. In his condolence message, Jena said, “Very sad to hear about the demise of eminent freedom fighter Gour Chandra Mahapatra.

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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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