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Noted Odia screenwriter and dialogue writer Ranjit Patnaik passed away

Cuttack10/8/22:: Noted Odia screenwriter and dialogue writer Ranjit Patnaik passed away at his CDA-based residence in Cuttack on Tuesday night. He was 65.

Sources said he was suffering from liver cirrhosis since long and was under medication. He passed away due to liver failure.

Patnaik had reportedly started his career as a dialogue writer in the year 1999. He has written dialogues and screenplays for over 20 Odia movies.

Patnaik has several Odia movies to his credit, including Sundargarh Ra Salman Khan, Premare Premare, Mu Eka Tumara, Ashok Samrat, Paribeni Kehi Alaga Kari, Parshuram, Matric Fail, Raja Jhia Sathe Heigala Bhaba, Something Something, Samay Kheluchhi Chaka Bhaunri, and Rakata Chinhichhi Nijara Kie.Patnaik has also written several Odia TV serials and plays. Patnaik has received around 23 awards in his lifetime including the Sahitya Akademi Award (2002) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2013).


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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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