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Odia jawan Ajit Sahu martyred in Jammu and Kashmir

Bhubaneswar:18/6/19: The body of Odia jawan Ajit Sahu, martyred in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, will be brought back to Odisha on Tuesday.

An army special forces convoy was attacked while on its way at Arihal village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday in which nine jawans including Ajit were seriously injured. Ajit later succumbed to his injuries. His family got to know about his death after Army officers in Anantnag informed them on Tuesday morning.

A native of Badasuanla village in Kamakhyanagar block of Dhenkanal district, Ajit had joined the Army in 2015.

As informed by the district administration, his mortal remains will arrive at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday afternoon from where it will be taken to Dhenkanal in the evening.

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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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