Odia movie director Nagen Ray passes away

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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.

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