Cuttack: Veteran Odia film director Nagen Ray, director of first Odia colour movie ‘Gapa Hele Bi Sata’, passed away at his residence in Nua Bazaar here last night. He was 82.
A pall of gloom descended on the locality and Odia film industry after the news of his demise broke.
Ray’s admirers from various walks of life, including artistes made a beeline to his residence to pay last respects to the departed soul.
Ray had directed ‘Gapa Hele Bi Sata’, the first Odia colour film released in 1976.