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Odia actor Pintu Nanda passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: 2/3/23:The demise of actor Pintu Nanda has left an unfillable void in the Odia film industry. Nanda passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Hyderabad, last night. He was 45.

Nanda was suffering from liver cirrhosis and admitted to the hospital recently. Doctors had advised him to undergo liver transplantation.

A pall of gloom descended on the Ollywood fraternity after the death of the actor.

He had started his acting career in Odia film industry in the year 1996. He gradually became a household name in Odisha with his performances in movies, albums and TV serials.

The actor had proved his versatility and carved a niche for himself with comedy performances and villain roles.

While he debuted in Ollywood with the film ‘Koili’, his performance in ‘Randi Pua Ananta’ aired on DD Odia had won hearts of many.

He had acted in over 70 movies including ‘Wrong Number’, ‘Bahudibe Mo Jaga Balia’, ‘Prema Rutu Asilare’, ‘Dosti’, ‘Hatha Dhari Chalutha’, ‘Rumku Jhumana’, and ‘Katha Deli Matha Chhuin’.

Nanda had won State Film Award in Best Comedian category for his performance in ‘Wrong Number’.

He delivered his most memorable performance in Sabyasachi Mohapatra-directed ‘Jai Jagannatha’, in which he portrayed the character of Lord Balarama.

Odia album number ‘E Gaura Aji Kali Kana Khauchu’ had given him immense popularity as well.

Pintu Nanda was born on July 7, 1977 in Odisha village of Jagatsinghpur district. He was born to Ashok Kumar Nanda and mother Kantilata Nanda. He has two brothers and one sister. His elder brother Abhiram Nanda is a flute player. The actor completed his studies from S.K. Academy of Jagatsinghpur. He pursued higher education in Delhi. He survived by his wife and two sons.

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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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