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Noted Radio Personality Nadia Bihari Mohanty passed away

Cuttack: 14/9/20:   Nadia Bihari Mohanty of AIR Cuttack left his heavenly abode on 14.09.2020(Monday) at his Telenga Bazar, Cuttack residence in 90 years.his audio partner popularly known as APA, of Sishu Sansar programme (AIR) Binapani Mohanty, left early. Most of ODIA cinema celebrity such as Prasanta Nanda or  Swaroop Naik( music director) have come close contact with Appa & Bada Bhai during childhood. Family members said Nadia Bihari was undergoing treatment at the private hospital for the past few days. He had also tested positive for COVID-19. He is survived by wife Arati.

Mohanty had joined as a programmer at All India Radio, (AIR) Cuttack, in the 1960”s. He soon became a household name for his popular children’s programme ”Sishu Sansar”.

The author, who made notable contributions to children’s literature, was better known as ”Bada Bhai” – the moniker he had used for his radio programme. He was awarded Kendriya Sahitya Akademi award in 2013.

Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Petroleum and Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and a host of dignitaries have mourned the demise of Mohanty, saying the legendary writer was a source of inspiration for the younger generation.

 

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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