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Eminent freedom fighter Baidehi Panda died of old age related problems

Cuttack:29/1/1`9: Eminent freedom fighter Baidehi Panda died of old age related problems at a private hospital here on Tuesday. She was 87.

As per reports, Panda had been staying at Swami Pragyananda Ashram here and was suffering from old age related problem.

Reportedly, the mortal remains of the deceased freedom fighter have been handed over to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

Born in 1932 at Katasahi village in Bhadrak district, Baidehi Panda participated in the freedom struggle of India at the age of 12. She also assisted veteran freedom fighter Rama Devi during the freedom movement.

Panda also participated in the ‘Bhoodan Andolan’ (Land Gift Movement). During freedom fighter Vinoba Bhave’s visit to Odisha, Panda piloted the movement and visited several parts of Odisha with him.

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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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