Veteran Odia Actor Bijay Mohanty Passes Away At Private Hospital In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Veteran Ollywood actor Bijay Mohanty breathed his last at a private hospital in Odisha capital on Monday. He was 70.

The actor was rushed to Care Hospitals here after his condition became critical in the evening. He, however, died while undergoing treatment, hospital sources said.

The actor was brought to Odisha in a special ambulance van on June 14 and was admitted to the Care Hospitals in Bhubaneswar. He was then undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Hyderabad, where he had been staying with his daughter for the past few years, for a critical cardiac problem.

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The ambulance was readied after the actor expressed a desire to return home to Odisha.

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He was discharged from the hospital on July 1 but had to be readmitted two days later as his health deteriorated. He was later allowed to go home.

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The actor made a foray into Ollywood in 1977 with Nagaphasa. The 1978 movie of his Chilika Tire won the National Award for that year. His other notable films include Arati (1981), Mamata Mage Mula (1985), Aei Aama Sansara (1986), Aama Ghara Aama Sansara (1991), Ki Heba Sua PosileBhisma Pratigya (1993), Bhai Hela Bhagari (1994), Suna PanjuriLaxman RekhaRakhi Bhijigala Akhi Luhare and I Love My India.

He had also directed the movie Bhuli Huena. He was conferred with the Jayadev Award in 2014.

He is survived by his wife, Tandra Ray, also an actress, and a daughter.

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