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Senior journalist Ajit Kumar Mohanty passed away

Bhubaneswar26/2/23:Senior journalist Ajit Kumar Mohanty passed away on Sunday afternoon after a prolonged illness. He was 73.

Mohanty died at 12.30 noon in AIIMS Hospital, Bhubaneswar. He was battling cancer for a long time. He was brought to AIIMS from West Bengal about a fortnight ago, informed Shanti Mohanty, wife of Ajit Mohanty.He worked with vernacular dailies Dharitri and Samaya. As the news of Mohanty’s death spread, a pall of gloom descended on the media community across the state.

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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