Veteran Odia Actor Ajit Das No More

Bhubaneswar: Veteran Ollywood actor Ajit Das breathed his last on Sunday at a private hospital here.

He had tested positive for COVID-19 on September 1 and was undergoing treatment. The hospital and civic authorities are yet to declare the reason for his death

Das made his foray into Odia film industry in 1976 with ‘Sindura Bindu’ as a villain.

The former Head of the Department of Drama at Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, he essayed the role of the protagonist in ‘Megha Mukti’. He also received critical acclaim for ‘Hakim Babu’ in the early 80s.

Das was last seen in Arindam-Elina starrer film ‘Ishq Puni Thare’, which was released in September 2018.


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