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Holi celebrations turned into tragedy after as many as 13 persons were reportedly drowned

Bhubaneswar:10/3/20: Holi celebrations turned into tragedy after as many as 13 persons were reportedly drowned while taking bath after the festivities in separate incidents in Odisha on Tuesday.

Two teenage boys identified as Subham Kumar Behera and Nishant Padhi of Netaji Nagar area in Cuttack drowned while taking bath in a river on the outskirts of the city. They had gone to Ghatakula ghat along with friends to take bath in the Kuakhai river after the Holi celebrations when they drowned. Though they were rescued from the river and rushed to SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack, the doctors declared them brought-dead.

Similarly, three persons drowned while taking bath after Holi celebrations in Kenduguda Dam in Gunupur of Rayagada district today. While one of the victims died on the spot, two others were declared dead at Padampur hospital. They were identified as K Varun Achary, Suresh Achary and Abisekh Kumar.

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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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