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Controversial and self-proclaimed godman Sura Baba alias Surendranath Mishra passed away

Bhubaneswar:7/12/20: Odisha’s controversial and self-proclaimed godman Sura Baba alias Surendranath Mishra died while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here. He was admitted to the hospital in Jayadev Vihar area as he was not keeping well since last few months and breathed his last while undergoing treatment last night.

Sura Baba, who was the chief of Trahi Achyuta Ashram on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, was released from Jharpada Special Jail here on December 2, 2017, more than two years after getting arrested.

Sura Baba and his two sons were arrested by the Balipatna police on August 31, 2015 under Sections 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint), 342 (Punishment for wrongful confinement), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 294 (sings, recites or utters any obscene song, ballad or words, in or near any public place), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of IPC and section 3(I)(x) of the ST and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

He was accused of land grab, exploiting women and criminal intimidation among other serious charges.

The last rites will be performed in the ashram and he will be given samadhi on the premises, ashram sources said.

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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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