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Legendary Jatra artist Mahendra Das aka Bhiku Seth breathed his last

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.


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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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