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Eminent film producer and journalist Alaya Mohanty passed away

Bhubaneswar: 3/1/23:Eminent film producer and journalist Alaya Mohanty passed away while undergoing treatment at a Bhubaneswar-based hospital on Tuesday. He was 65. He had shot to fame after producing art films like Sunya Swaroopa and Asha. Which film is directed by Santanu Mishra. His movie Sunya Swaroopa directed by Himanshu Khatua based on the Mahima cult was adjudged the Best Feature Film in Odia at the 44th National Film Festival in 1996. The film also bagged awards in five categories in Odisha State Film Awards including best film and best direction. In both, the film Aparijita Mohanty essayed the lead role. He also produced the commercial film BHUL BUJIBANI MOTE. Tele soaps Balighara and Marichika later added feathers to his cap.

After his death news spread, and many artists and politicians paid a last visit to offer tribute to the departed soul. His daughter Trupti Mohanty said, “My father was my best friend. He was a fighter. He used to help needy people facing problems with treatment in hospitals. He was a creative person. His movie Sunya Swaroop broke many records.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep condolences on the demise of filmmaker and journalist Alaya Mohanty.In a message, the Chief Minister said that Mohanty created an identity for himself as a senior journalist throughout the State.“Besides, Mohanty also contributed in the fields of social work and film-making. He was always active to help the poor and sick,” the CM said. A void has been created in the fields of journalism and social work with the passing away of Mohanty, Naveen noted.

”Mayor Sulochana Das said, “It’s an irreparable loss for journalism and Odia film industry. He had earned kudos for making offbeat movies. Above all, he was a good human being. Today he became silent. He will be missed forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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