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Former bureaucrat and cricketer Lalat Indu Parija passed away

Cuttack: 26/8/19:Former bureaucrat and cricketer Lalat Indu Parija passed away today a private hospital here. He was 89. He was the son of renowned botanist Dr. Prana Krushna Parija.

He was widely regarded as an able administrator. The bureaucratic circles in the State hold in high esteem. He served as chief secretary twice in 1983 and 1986. He had also officiated as the Chairman, Orissa Public Service Commission.

He excelled in cricket and had captained Odisha’s Ranji cricket team in sixties.

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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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