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Veteran Filmmaker Sarada Prasanna Nayak passed away

Bhubaneswar:9/9/20: Lyricist and film director Sarada Prasanna Nayak breathed his last while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here on Wednesday. He was 94 .Odisha on Wednesday lost two stalwarts of the film industry.

He is the elder brother of noted music director Swaroop Nayak and late director-actor Parbati Gosh.

Nayak had directed the national award-winning film ‘Lakshmi’. He worked in several other movies, including ‘Kaa’, ‘Stree’ and ‘Sansara’ as dialogue writer and lyricist.

Earlier in the day, veteran cinematographer Gagarin Mishra had died following cardiac arrest in Mumbai.

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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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