Veteran Oriya film actor Mihir Das, 63, died at a private hospital in Cuttack on Tuesday, family sources said.
Born on February 11, 1959 in Baripada town of Mayurbhanj district, Das started his career in Oriya film industry with an art film called ‘School Master’. Later in 1979, he entered commercial cinema through Mathura Vijay Cinema.
He received wide acclaim and recognition for his performance in ‘Puya Mora Bholashankar’. He has been a slave for more than three decades Best Actor Award From the Government of Orissa for his performances in ‘Lakshmi Pratima’ (1998) and ‘Feria Mo Suna Bhauni’ (2005).
Orissa Governor Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and people from different walks of life have expressed their grief over the death of the veteran actor.
The Governor expressed his condolences to the bereaved family and said that Das will always be in the hearts of countless fans of Odia movies.
The Chief Minister said that Das was an icon of Oriya cinema who inspired thousands of people to build acting careers.
Patnaik expressed deep sympathy to the family members of Das. The cremation of slaves will be held with full state honors, Patnaik announced.
“We are saddened by the untimely death of legendary Oriya film actor Mihir Das. A good man and the name of a family in Odisha, his performance has won millions of hearts. The death of one of my older brothers, Das, is a personal loss. Condolences to his family and fans, “tweeted Pradhan.
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