Sad Day For Odia Film Industry, Veteran Filmmaker Sarada Prasanna Nayak No More

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Wednesday lost two stalwarts of the film industry.

Lyricist and film director Sarada Prasanna Nayak breathed his last while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here on Wednesday. He was 94.

The President’s Award and Jayadev Samman winner had reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

He is the elder brother of noted music director Swaroop Nayak and late director-actor Parbati Gosh.

Nayak had directed the national award-winning film ‘Lakshmi’. He worked in several other movies, including ‘Kaa’, ‘Stree’ and ‘Sansara’ as dialogue writer and lyricist.

Earlier in the day, veteran cinematographer Gagarin Mishra had died following cardiac arrest in Mumbai.

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