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Former Odisha minister Haraprasad Mahapatra breathed his last

Bhubaneswar:6/5/20: Former Odisha minister Haraprasad Mahapatra breathed his last at his residence here today. He was 97.

He was suffering from prolonged illness, family sources said. He was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly twice from Soro constituency as a CPI candidate in 1967 and as a Janata Party candidate in 1977 and assigned as Law Minister. He had formed labourer organisation in 1964 and acted as Secretary-General of the Orissa Motor Transport Workers’ Union, Balasore.




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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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