Pondichery:4/10/18:Smt. Pratignya Devi, wife of eminent writer Manoj Das left for her heavenly abode on3rd,.October night at 8.50pm.Daughter of eminent freedom fighters Shri Narayana Birabara Samanta and Smt. Ratnamali Jema, she had did her MA in Psychology in Ravenshaw College. But she along with Shri Manoj Das became disciples of SriMaa and inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1962. She was teaching Psychology and Odia literature in Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education.She has written a lot of books and has made extensive translation of the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother into Odia
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About Ashok Palit
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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