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Bataraj Dev Goswami passed away

Puri:17/4/21:Bataraj Dev Goswami grandson of Mohan Sundar Dev Goswami passed away in Kolkata today infected with covid -19. He was also used to performed drama on stage. Mohan Sundar Dev Goswami was famous through the first Odia full-length feature film Sita Bibah in 1936 – the year of Odisha’s birth.

In 1936, few days after Orissa achieved its political identity, the first Odia film ‘Sita Bibaha’ hit the silver screen on 28th April that year. Based on a drama written by Kamapal Mishra, the film was Mohan’s brainchild. With his deep knowledge in ‘Rasa Nritya’ – a story from the epic Ramayana of the marriage of Lord Rama and Sita, Mohan successfully transformed it into celluloid form. His grandson Bataraj Dev Goswami passed away in Kolkata today infected with covid -19. He  was also used to performed drama on stage

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