Bhubaneswar: Former Rajya Sabha MP from Odisha Narendra Swain has passed away. He was 81. Swain breathed his last while undergoing treatment at a private COVID Hospital in Cuttack. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed grief over the demise of Swain. The CM described Swain as a dedicated organiser and said the former parliamentarian will be remembered for his service towards the working community.Patnaik conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family. Swain was elected unopposed to the Upper House of the Parliament as a BJD candidate on December 7, 2015.
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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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