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Paralakhemundi king Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo passed away

Paralakhemundi:10/1/20: Paralakhemundi king  and MP Gopinath Gajapati Narayan Deo passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar in the wee hours today. He was 76.

He is survived by daughter Kalyani Devi, who joined Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in February 2019.

The king was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar due to heart-related ailment and passed away at around 4 am today. He was under medication for over three years. Earlier, he was admitted to a hospital in Chennai in August 2016 . Born in 1943, the septuagenarian was elected as Berhampur MP on Congress ticket for twice in 1989 and 1991. He joined BJP in 1998 before shifting to BJD in 2009.

As his death reports surfaced, Puri Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb visited the hospital to pay last respects to the departed soul. He said, “Paralakhemundi royal family has contribution in formation of Odisha and has a special in its history.  The family is also a part of Puri Gajapati family. I want to thank the state Government for extending financial support for treatment of the Parala King for over three years.”

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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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