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Renowned litterateur, teacher, writer, poet, and noted playwright Mangalu Charan Biswal passed away

Sambalpur:11/18/22:Renowned litterateur, teacher, writer, poet, and noted playwright Mangalu Charan Biswal passed away due to age-related alignments on Tuesday. He was 87. 

Reportedly, Biswal breathed his last at his residence in Baradunguri village under Rengali block of Sambalpur district late last night.

Born on May 4, 1935, at Pitapali village in Sambalpur, he had started his career as a school teacher at Sripura village in Jharsuguda. His contribution to Sambalpuri literature is incomparable.

He has long been involved with All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan in Cuttack and Sambalpur. Many of his writings are still in school textbooks. Biswal has written more than 100 Sambalpuri plays that include ‘Bhukha’ which was later made into a movie of the same name. He has long been involved with All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan in Cuttack and Sambalpur. Many of his writings are still in school textbooks.

His death has left a void in the academic world. Many political leaders and academicians expressed their condolences to the bereaved family.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, expressed condolences on the sad demise of Biswal.

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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