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OTV Announces Rs 20L Compensation To Family Of Journalist Arindam Das

Bhubaneswar:24/9/21: Electronic media channel Odisha Television (OTV) Limited, has announced Rs 20 lakh as compensation to the bereaved family of Arindam Das, who died in a boat mishap today while covering a rescue operation of an elephant launched by ODRAF at Mundali Barrage in river Mahanadi.

OTV Managing Director Jagi Mangat Panda this evening announced the compensation to the family of the dynamic TV journalist. She said that losing Arindam is a colossal loss not only for her but for the entire organization. “There will never be another Arindam,” she said.

A dynamic TV journalist, Arindam Das, drowned while an experienced boat driver of ODRAF, Sitaram Murmu went missing after the rubber boat engaged in rescuing an elephant capsized at Mundali barrage on Friday.

Arindam, who was the Chief Reporter of electronic media channel Odisha TV (OTV), and cameraman Prabhat Sinha had joined a four-member ODRAF team, to cover the rescue operation of a trapped elephant. However, the boat capsized in the strong currents.

Later, both were rushed to SCB Medical, but Arindam was declared brought dead at the hospital. Besides, the rescued cameraman is undergoing treatment along with three personnel of ODRAF in the ICU.

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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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