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Senior journalist Jimuta Bahana Mangaraj died in a road accident

Bhubaneswar:27/6/21: Senior journalist Jimuta Bahana Mangaraj died in a road accident at Janla in Khurda district on Sunday evening, casting a pall of gloom over the media fraternity here. He was 63 and his survived by his daughter Rituparna and son Amrut.  His wife, Jyotsna Routray, who was also a journalist and writer, predeceased him.

Mangaraj was riding a scooty and proceeding towards Bhubaneswar when he met with a tragic accident near Janla under Tamando police limits. The accident took place when the scooty collided with a truck which ran over him. According to reports, Mangaraj succumbed to his injuries on the spot. Local police have registered a case and sent the body of the deceased for an autopsy to Capital Hospital.

Starting his career in the early 1980s, Mangaraj worked with Odia news organisations including Sambad and Prajatantra, and was known for his newsgathering skills. He subsequently launched his own media organisation and used to publish an Odia periodical Neta. Mangaraj also wrote several books including Biju Biju Biju (on legendary Odisha CM Biju Patnaik).


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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