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Mortal remains of legendary actor Bijay Mohanty were consigned to flames

Bhubaneswar:21/7/20: The mortal remains of legendary actor Bijay Mohanty were consigned to flames at Satya Nagar crematorium in Odisha capital today as Ollywood fraternity and his fans bid a tearful adieu to the superstar.

Mohanty’s son-in-law lit the funeral pyre during the cremation. He was cremated with state honours as announced by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

Earlier in the day, the body was taken from the hospital where he died to his residence at Bomikhal, where his kin paid last respects to the departed soul. Later, the body was taken to the Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, where artistes of Odia movie industry paid floral tributes to the deceased actor.

Notably, Mohanty passed away at CARE Hospital here yesterday. On May 27, Mohanty was admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad after he suffered a cardiac arrest. After undergoing treatment at the Hyderabad-based hospital for 15 days, Mohanty had returned to Odisha last month. A pall of gloom descended on the Ollywood fraternity after the demise of the actor.

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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