Veteran Odia film actor Ajit Das died at a non-public hospital right here on Sunday, household sources stated. He was admitted to the COVID-19 hospital on September 1, however the authorities are but to declare the cause behind his demise. According to the rule of the state, one can’t reveal the id of a COVID-19 affected person till it’s declared by the authorities or native authorities or by the affected person involved. Das was 71 and is survived by his spouse and three daughters.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan and Pratap Sarangi and many others condoled his demise. A product of National School of Drama, Das acted in additional than 60 Odia movies and produced a number of others. He was additionally a former head of the division of drama at Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Bhubaneswar.
Born in 1949, Das began his film profession with ‘Sindura Bindu’ (1976). He turned a family identify in the state after well-liked movies comparable to ‘Hakim Babu’ and Tundabaida’ have been launched in the 1980s. He performed the lead roles in these motion pictures.
His final film, ‘Ishq Puni Thare’, was launched in September 2018.
Das died barely two months after the demise of one other acclaimed actor Bijay Mohanty.
“The demise of Ajit Das has created a great void in the Odia film industry which will take years to fill. Ajit Das will continue to live in the hearts of innumerable cine lovers of Odisha,” Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik stated in his condolence message.
Das was a genius who left an indelible mark in Odia film trade he stated.
In a tweet, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan stated, “He had enticed Odia cine viewers for a long period with his performance. With his death, there is an end of an era in Odia film industry.”
Union minister Pratap Sarangi stated, “I am saddened by the demise of Ajit Das. His absence will create a big loss to the Odia film industry.”
State Congress president and others additionally mourned the demise of the veteran actor.