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Eminent cine journalist and writer Ranadheer Das passed away

Cuttack:8/2/21:Eminent cine journalist and writer Ranadheer Das, who passed away at his residence in Dagarpada here yesterday.

The 82-year-old writer was suffering from prolonged illness and undergoing treatment at his residence. Condolences poured in from different quarters soon after his demise yesterday.

Born on September 23, 1938, Ranadheer was a student of Ravenshaw Collegiate School and had done his higher studies in Ravenshaw College before pursuing civil engineering in Madras (presently known as Chennai). During his later days, he had opened a school to provide training on acting to youth.

He was the editor of Odia magazine ”Jibana Ranag’ for around 45 years. Besides producing films like ‘Mathura Bijaya’ and ‘Mansara Bilapa’, Das acted in ‘Katha Kahiba Mo Matha Sindura’ and Pua Bhangi Dela Suna Sansara’

Ranadheer Das has received several prestigious awards like Odisha Sahitya Akademi, Kadambini and Chitrapuri Film Festival Awards. 

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled the demises of eminent cine journalist and writer Ranadheer Das, who passed away at his residence in Dagarpada here yesterday.

Expressing grief, the CM said besides literatures like ‘Lohita Sandhya’ and ‘Galpa Aji O’ Kali’,  Das’ contribution to the film industry will always be remembered. Patnaik also conveyed his deep condolence for bereaved family members of the deceased.

About Editor in chief

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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