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Noted dramatist and screenwriter Bijay Mishra was cremated with State honours

Puri:28/4/20: Noted dramatist and screenwriter Bijay Mishra was cremated with State honours at Swargadwar here on Monday.

One of the pioneers of theatre movement in Odisha, Mishra had breathed his last at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. He was 83.

Mishra had directed all-time hit films like Jajabara and Rajanigandha and scripted more than 50 Odia films. He was a recipient of Odisha Sahitya Akademi and Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards. He was conferred with the prestigious Jayadev Award for his lifetime contribution to Odia film industry during the 30th Odisha State Film Awards last year.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed deep grief at the passing away of noted dramatist Bijay Mishra.

“Mishra was a leading dramatist of the contemporary times. His contribution to Odia literature and Odia film industry is immense,” said Patnaik while conveying his deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

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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