Puri: Noted dramatist and screenwriter Bijay Mishra was cremated with State honours at Swargadwar here on Monday.
One of the pioneers of theatre movement in Odisha, Mishra had breathed his last at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. He was 83.
Mishra had directed all-time hit films like Jajabara and Rajanigandha and scripted more than 50 Odia films. He was a recipient of Odisha Sahitya Akademi and Kendra Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards. He was conferred with the prestigious Jayadev Award for his lifetime contribution to Odia film industry during the 30th Odisha State Film Awards last year.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep grief at the passing away of the noted dramatist.