Jatani:2/11/20: Eminent Odia film director, writer, and cinematographer Raju Mishra passed away at his residence in Jatni on Monday. He was 72. Family sources said Mishra suffered a cardiac arrest after returning from a bank. Talking to media, his bereft wife Pratima Mishra informed that he had been to the bank in the prenoon hours and back at home he sat down on the sofa being exhausted when he collapsed. Although he was rushed to a private hospital, doctors declared him brought dead. An alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India, Mishra debuted in the industry with the film ‘Ulka’ as a cameraman, Director along with Surya Mishra, and composed music jointly with Bibhu Mohanty. ‘Ulka’ film was released in29.05. 1981.
Later, he went into filmmaking and delivered hit films like Jor Jar Mulak Tar (1986), Sagar Ganga (1994), Sata Michha (2003), and His other popular movies are‘Chaka Akhi Sabu Dekhuchi’, ‘Asuchi Mo Kalia Suna’, ‘Pua Mora Kala Thakura’, ‘Rupa Gaan Ra Suna Kaniya’,’ Laxmira Avisar ” Jibana Mrutyu, Hari Bhai Harena, Mamata Mage Mula, Singha Bahini and Pathara Khasuchhi Bada Deulu.. ‘
He was a multi-talented personality as he was simultaneously a very good cinematographer, music composer, lyricist, dialogue and screenplay writer apart from an able director. He was working as a cameraman in Nirad Mahapatra “Maya miriga” and Biplap ray Choudhary film “Nirbachan”, both the film had won national film award.