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Former Chief Minister Janaki Ballabh Patnaik’s wife and former MP Jayanti Patnaik breathed her last

Bhubaneswar: 29/9/22:Former Chief Minister Janaki Ballabh Patnaik’s wife and former MP Jayanti Patnaik breathed her last on28th, September. She was 90.

Patnaik was rushed to a private hospital here after she developed certain complications at around 8 pm. She died in the hospital while undergoing treatment, family sources said.

Patnaik had been elected to the Lok Sabha from Cuttack and Berhampur constituencies of Odisha. She was the first Chairperson of National Commission for Women and the second chairperson of All India Mahila Congress.Patnaik had been elected to Lok Sabha from Cuttack on a Congress ticket in 1981. She was once again elected from Cuttack in 1984.Patnaik was elected to Lok Sabha from Berhampur constituency in 1998. He had been nominated to Rajya Sabha in 1996.

Born on April 7, 1932, Patnaik completed her graduation in Sociology from Shailabala Women’s Autonomous College in Cuttack. She did her post-graduation from Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai. Patnaik got married to Congress stalwart, popularly known as the Chanakya of Odisha politics, JB Patnaik in 1953. Patnaik was also well known for her literary skills. Senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik and Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) president Sarat Pattanayak and many other dignitaries condoled Patnaik’s demise. She is survived by her son Prithvi Ballabh Patnaik and two daughters — Sudatta and Supriya.

 

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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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