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Popular RJ of Radio 90.4 Voice of SOA Community Shabnam Shirin succumbed to COVID-19

Bhubaneswar:11/5/21: Another young journalist and popular RJ of Radio 90.4 Voice of SOA Community Shabnam Shirin succumbed to COVID-19 while undergoing treatment at AIIMS here.

The 38-year-old had tested positive for coronavirus a few days back and was in home isolation. She was admitted to AIIMS here after her condition deteriorated. She lost her battle with COVID-19 on Tuesday morning. Her husband, who also contracted the virus, is undergoing treatment at the hospital. The couple has a minor daughter, Seenam Shirin.

She was working as programme executive-cum-RJ for Voice of SOA Community Radio 90.4 since 2018.

Sabnam was an active member of Community Radio and had pledged to work towards eliminating child marriage.

“Shabnam was an epitome of confidence, optimism, never say no to any project, cheerful, full of creative ideas and was always on the go. SOA Radio is devastated,” said the Director at Radio 90.4 Voice of SOA Community, Honey Patnaik.

Prior to joining SOA, she has worked with various media organisations, including Doordarshan, Kanak TV, STV, and News7.

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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