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Veteran Odia actor Bijay Mohanty passed away

Bhubaneswar:20/7/20: Veteran Odia actor Bijay Mohanty passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 70.

Reportedly, Mohanty was admitted to Care Hospital here this evening after his health condition worsened. However, he breathed his last after a few hours. On June 14, the actor had reached Bhubaneswar in a special ambulance bus with ICU facility, after undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Hyderabad. A pall of gloom descended on the Ollywood fraternity after the demise of the actor. He was survived with his actress wife Tandra and daughter.

BijyaMohanty was born in 1950 at Pandiri (Kendrapara and brought up in Baripada, Mayurbhanj, Orissa. He started acting in his school days while studying at M.K.C High School. After his graduation from BA, he joined the National School of Drama. He passed successfully from the NSD with classmates like Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar, Om Puri, etc. He acted in the theatres and stayed in Delhi up to 1975. After returning to Odisha, he devoted himself to directing plays.

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In 1977, he started his career in the Oriya film industry with the film Chilika Tire which won the National Award for that year. Initially, he opted mostly for negative roles. Naga Phasa, Samay Bada Balaban, Danda Balunga, Sahari Bagha, Chaka Bhaunri, and Chaka Akhi Sabu Dekhuchi are some of his most notable films in this role. He has acted almost all kinds of roles ranging from hero, villain, comedian, character roles, etc. In every field, he left his uncomparable mark. Other notable films include Arati (1981), Mamata Mage Mula (1985), Aei Aama Sansara (1986), Aama Ghara Aama Sansara (1991), Ki Heba Sua PosileBhisma Pratigya (1993), Bhai Hela Bhagari (1994), Suna PanjuriLaxman RekhaRakhi Bhijigala Akhi Luhare and I Love My India. Throughout his career, he has directed one film movie Bhuli Huena which was an adaptation of an  Odia drama penned by late Jadu Nath Dasmohapatra.

He joined the Drama department of the Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya in 1977 and retired as a professor from the institute in the recent years.

Jugechha, a drama troupe that he formed in his native place Baripada was a well-known troupe and staged play in different parts of Orissa as well as the country. Some of his television serials aired on Doordarshan include Asara AlokaSri JagannathSubhadraSara AkasaSamaya ChakaSakalara Apekhya ReNadekhile Loka DekheMahayagyan, and Bidhatara Khela. Bijay joined Indian National Congress on 27 February 2014. He contested for a member of Parliament from Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha seat in 2014 Indian general elections and lost. Recently he declared his resignation from congress citing that he was not actively involved in politics after the 2014 general elections .has married to Tandra Ray, an actress of the Oriya film industry. The couple acted in a number of films opposite to each other.They have one daughter.

Awards and honours

Jayadev Award – 2014(Odisha State Film Awards)

.Won the Odisha State Film Awards six times for Arati (1981), Mamata Mage Mula (1985), Ei Aam Sansara (1986), Aam Ghara Aam Sansara (1991), Bhisma Pratingya (1993) and Bhai Hela Bhagari (1994).

Filmography

Mita Basichi Mu Bhuta Sathire (2013)

Daha Balunga (2013)

Hata Dhari Chaluthaa (2013)

Chhatire Lekhichi Tori Naa (2011)

Om Namaha Shivaya (2010)

Megha Sabari Re Asiba Pheri (2010)

Prema Adhei Akshyara (2010)

Dil Tate Deichi (2010)

Mu Kana Ete Kharap (2010)

Don (2010)

Tu Thile Mo Dara Kahaku (2010)

Love Dot Com (2009)

Romeo: The Lover Boy (2009)

Mukhyamantri (2009)

Shatru Sanghar (2009)

Dream Girl (2009)

Satya Meba Jayate (2008)

Mate Ta Love Helare (2008)

Kalinga Putra (2008)

Lal Tuku Tuku Sadhaba Bahu (2007)

Kali Sankar (2007)

Chaka Chaka Bhaunri (2007)

To Pain Nebi Mu Sahe Janama (2007)

Mahanayak (2007)

Mo Suna Pua (2007)

Mu Tate Love Karuchi (2007)

Nari Akhire Nian (2007)

Nari Nuhen Tu Narayani (2007)

I Love My India (2006)

Rakate Lekhichi Naa (2006)

Tu Mo Manara Mita (2006)

Tate Mo Rana (2005)

Priya Mo Priya (2005)

Agni Parikshya (2005)

Babu I Love You (2005)

Dharma Ra Heba Jay (2005)

I Love You (2005)

Prema Rutu Aslilare (2005)

Tu Mo Akhira Tara (2005)

Je Panche Para Manda (2003)

Katha Deithili Maa Ku (2003)

Sabata Maa (2003)

Ziddi (2003)

Sindura Nuhein Khela Ghara (2002)

Dharma Sahile Hela (2002)

Maa Kande Aaji Puate Pain (2002)

Maa Mangala (2002)

Rahichi Rahibi Tori Paain (2002)

Baazi (2001)

Dharma Debata (2001)

Mo Kola To Jhulana (2001)

To Akhi Mo Aina (1999)

Pua Mora Jagata Jita (1997)

Sakhi Rahila Ae Singha Duara (1994)

Kula Nandan (1995)

Mo Mana Khali Tori Pain

Samaya Chakare Sansara Ratha (2000)

Maha Sangram (2000)

Kasia Kapila (2000)

Sahara Jaluchi (2000)

Rakata Chinhichhi Nijara Kie (1999)

Janmadata (1999)

Kie Pochhiba Maa Akhira Luha (1999)

Mana Rahigala Tumarithare (1999)

Bou (1998)

Babu Parashuram (1998)

Laxmi Pratima (1998)

Ram Laxman (1997)

Savitri (1997)

Jibana sathi (1997)

Kie Kahara (1997)

Katha Rahigala Kala Kala Ku (1997)

Rakhi Bhijigala Aakhi Luha Re (1997)

Sasu Hathakadi Bhauja Bedi (1997)

Laxman Rekha (1996)

Vasudha (1996)

Sakhi Rakhiba Mo Shankha Sindura (1996)

Suna Panjuri (1995)

Pacheri Uthila Majhi Duaru (1994)

Lakshe Shiva Puji Paichi Pua (1994)

Gopare Badhuchi Kala Kanhei (1994)

Bhai Hela Bhagari (1994)

Bhagya Hate Dori (1993)

Pathara Khasuchi Bada Deulu (1993)

Anti Churi Tanti Kate (1992)

Bhisma Pratigyan (1992)

Naga Panchami (1992)

Panjuri Bhitare Sari (1992)

Ghara Mora Swarga (1992)

Ki Heba Sua Posile (1991)

Kotia Manish Gotiye Jaga (1991)

Ama Ghara Ama Sansara(1990)

Bastra Harana (1990)

Thakura Achanti Chau Bahaku (1990)

Ei Sangharsh (1990)

Chakadola Karuchi Leela (1990)

Hasa Luha Bhara Diniya (1990)

Daiba Daudi (1990)

Maa Mate Shakti De (1990)

Bidhira Bidhan (1989)

Asuchi Mo Kalia Suna (1989)

Sasti (1989)

Pratisodha Aparadh Nuhen (1989)

Chaka Aakhi Sabu Dekhuchi (1989)

Mamata Ra Dori (1989)

Sagar (1989)

Michha Maya Sansar (1989)

Jahaku Rakhibe Ananta (1988)

Pua Moro Kala Thakura (1988)

Bada Bhauja (1988)

Kasturi (1987)

Suna Chadhei (1987)

Thili Jhia Heli Bohu (1987)

Basanti Apa (1987)

Tunda Baida (1987)

Eai Ta Dunia (1987)

Bhuli Huena (1987)

Chhamana Atha Guntha (1986)

Manika (1986)

Sanskar (1986)

Chaka Bhaunri (1985)

Ei Aama Sansar (1985)

Sata Kebe Luchi Rahena (1985)

Mamata Mage Mula (1985)

Sahari Bagha (1985)

Hakim Babu (1985)

Sankha Sindura (1985)

Pooja Phula (1985)

Jaga Hatare Pagha (1985)

Para Jhia Ghara Bhangena (1985)

Jai Phula (1984)

Kaberi (1984)

Janani (1984)

Jeevan Sangram (1984)

Dora (1984)

Danda Balunga (1984)

Swapna Sagara (1983)

Ram Rahim (1983)

Astarag (1982)

Samaya Bada Balaban (1982)

Tike Hasa Tike Luha (1981)

Arati (1981)

Kie Jite Kie Hare (1981)

Sautuni (1979)

Pati Patni (1978)

Samarpana (1978)

Pipasa (1978)

Chilika Teerey (1977)

Suna Sansar(1978)

Naga Phasa (1977

 

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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