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Veteran Odia actor Rabi Mishra died at the age of 64

Bhubaneswar;20/1/21: Veteran Odia actor Rabi Mishra died on Wednesday (December 20) after suffering a cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 64 years old.

 A family source told that the actor was admitted to the hospital yesterday evening after he complained of chest pain.

Rabi Mishra ruled the Ollywood and television industries for over two decades. He starred in popular movies, television serials, and over a hundred plays. He played the lead role in the popular television serial Gopala Rahasya. He became a household name after starring on the show.

Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, mourned Rabi Mishra’s demise. “His contributions to Odia films and popular television serials will leave an unforgettable imprint for all times to come. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family members. May his departed soul rest in peace,” Patnaik tweeted.

Rabi Mishra is known for his performance in movies like Bhai Hela Bhagari, Sakala Tirtha, Soubhagyabati, Maa Pari Kie Haba, and many others

.“Our shoot ended at 10 pm and around midnight, I got to know that his condition was not good. He was shooting for a scene where he is going through a heart attack. But in the serial, his character survives, while in reality, he succumbed to the heart attack,” said a grief-stricken Lipsa Mishra, who plays the granddaughter of Mishra in this serial.

President of Odia cine artistes’ association, Sritam Das informed that Mishra complained about chest pain towards the end of the shooting. “But he thought it was due to gastric problem. He later visited the doctors and was rushed to a private hospital in the morning, where he passed away,” Das said, adding that he was a fantastic human being and Ollywood would miss such a talented actor and a thorough gentleman.

 “Our very own talented senior actor Rabi Mishra is no more. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. You are one of the most precious book of our film library. May you rest in peace,” expressed Anu Choudhury.

 

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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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