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Senior photojournalist Ashok Panda died in a road mishap

Bhubaneswar:1/7/22: On auspicious occasion of Ratha Jatra, senior photojournalist Ashok Panda died in a road mishap while he was on his way to Puri today.

Ashok Panda died while undergoing treatment at the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 57. According to reports, Panda was heading towards Puri on his motorcycle to cover the annual Ratha Jatra in wee hours today. At around 5 am, an unknown vehicle hit his motorcycle near Satasankha and fled the spot

The photojournalist was rushed to the Capital Hospital in critical condition where the doctors declared him dead. Ashok Panda was associated with several news organizations including ‘Samay’, ‘The Asian Age’ and ‘The Times of India’. He had begun his career as a photojournalist for ‘Eastern Press Agency’ (EPA). He worked there from 1984 to 1995. He joined the Odia daily ‘Samay’ in 1996. He was working with ‘The Asian Age’ and ‘The Times of India’ from 1997 to 2000 and from 2000 to 2011 respectively. This apart, he was also providing photographs to ‘Eenadu’ and ‘Sanmarg’& The Political & Business Daily


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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