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Former Mahanga MLA Bikram Keshari Barma succumbed to post COVID-19

Cuttack:5/6/21: Former Mahanga MLA Bikram Keshari Barma succumbed to post COVID-19 complications while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar today. He was 81.

Barma was elected as MLA to Mahanga Constituency in 2004 elections on BJD ticket. He was also the chairman of Odisha State Cashew Development Corporation Ltd. He was also popular for his leadership in school education.

Condolences poured in from different quarters for the departed soul soon after news of his demise surfaced.

Expressing deep grief, Panchayati Raj Minister Pratap Jena said Barma was a simple, soft-spoken, and true-hearted person. He will always be remembered for his developmental works in Mahanga Constituency .5

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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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