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Veteran Odia film actor Shanti Swarup Mishra passed away

Sambalpur:24/1/21: Veteran Odia film actor Shanti Swarup Mishra passed away at a private nursing home here on Sunday.

Mishra had sustained critical injuries on head after falling down in his bathroom a couple of days back. He was admitted to a private nursing home in the city. However, he succumbed to the injuries while undergoing treatment.

Following his untimely demise, Odisha Cine Artiste Association has expressed deep anguish and offered condolences to the bereaved family.

Among Mishra’s prominent films are ‘Mana Akasha’ released in 1974 and ‘Krushna Sudama’ of 1976.Both the films were directed by Nitai Palit.

Meanwhile, a pall of gloom descended on the Odia film industry after the news of his death spread.

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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