Cuttack:12/9/20: Legendary Jatra artist Mahendra Das aka Bhiku Seth breathed his last at his residence in Choudwar in Cuttack district today. He was 55. Sources close to the artiste said he suffered severe chest pain late last night and died on the way to hospital.
Das became a household name for his memorable role in the play ‘Saguna Basichi Dena Melai’ which gave him the moniker of Bhiku Seth.
Mahendra, a member of Kalinga Gananatya, was identified for his negative character. He had also worked with troupes like Parbati Gananatya and Dhauli Gananatya.