Odisha In Mourning: Eminent Playwright Panchanan Mishra Dies Of COVID

Sambalpur: Eminent Sambalpuri playwright Dr Panchanan Mishra has succumbed to COVID-19 at Burla in Sambalpur district. He was 71.

The Kosali dramatist had been undergoing treatment at a COVID Hospital for the past 22 days and breathed his last around 2 am on Thursday.

Mishra was born in Sonepur district in 1950. He was also a theatre actor, director, critic and folk theatre researcher. He was also a faculty of the Department of Drama at Sambalpur University.

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