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Popular Jatra artiste and comedian Jagannath (Jaga) Rout passed away

Bhubaneswar:27/4/21: Popular Jatra artiste and comedian Jagannath (Jaga) Rout succumbed to COVID-19 while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here today. He was 83.

A native of Nimapada in Puri, Rout was associated with Jatra industry for the last 62 years. He worked with various troupes like Satasankha, Konark, and Kalinga Gananatya.

Rout, who joined the Jatra industry at the age of 35, acted in several superhit plays like Rajadhani Tate Duru Juhar, Na Kahile Kula Bhasi Jauchi, Akasha Kaian Chilika Macha, Kahalo Baula Kie To Bara and Kagaja Phula.

Soon after news of his demise surfaced, condolences started pouring for the departed soul from different quarters, including the Jatra fraternity.

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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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