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Senior journalist Dilip Satpathy last rites was conducted at Satya Nagar crematorium

Bhubaneswar:10/9/19:Senior journalist Dilip Satpathy died here late on Sunday night, family sources said. He was 56.

Satpathy died while being taken to a hospital at around 12.30 am.

He was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer 20 years ago, which had relapsed three years ago.

Satpathy had undergone radiation therapy last year, they said.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled Satpathy’s death, calling him a seasoned journalist with high standards of professional ethics.

During his stint at various media houses, Satpathy had displayed superb acumen and remarkable intelligence to put issues in proper prospective, Patnaik said.

Satpathy had begun his career as a reporter in a city-based English daily and went on to become the Resident Editor of the Bhubaneswar edition of Business Standard.

He was a bachelor.

Many journalists and bureaucrats thronged Satpathy’s Satya Nagar residence to pay their tributes.

His last rites was  conducted at Satya Nagar crematorium, family.

Hailing from Cuttack, Satpathy came into prominence for his in-depth knowledge of economics and business apart from political reporting.

He was associated with journalism schools in the state capital.


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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