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Odia film industry lost one of its popular and finest music arrangers, Tarakant Panda

Bhubaneswar:7/10/20: The Odia film industry lost one of its popular and finest music arrangers, Tarakant Panda. He passed away at a private hospital here, late-night on5th, October Monday. Panda was 55.

A renowned music arranger of Odia films and music albums, Panda had worked in hit films like Eie Sangharsa, Prema Bandhana, and many more. Tarakanta Panda who had created very innovative music for Smruti Bilas, the Lyricist Shri Prabir Dash’s unique creation. .According to reports, Panda suffered a massive heart attack on Monday night while he was at his home here. He was rushed to a private hospital where the doctors declared him dead.

The Ollywood industry expressed deep grief on Panda’s demise and remembered him as an exceptional talent who had a flair for perfection. “Tara Babu was synonymous with Music Arrangement in the Odia film industry. He had always been a guiding force behind young music directors,” said one of his colleagues, Bidyadhar Sahu.

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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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