Odia Cine Journalist Ranadheer Das Passes Away; Naveen Expresses Grief

Bhubaneswar: Eminent cine journalist and writer Ranadheer Das passed away at his residence in Dagarpada here yesterday. Expressing grief, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took to Twitter and expressed his condolence.

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According to reports, the 82-year-old was suffering from prolonged illness and undergoing treatment at his residence. However, he breathed his last at his residence on Sunday.

Born on September 23, 1938, Ranadheer was a student of Ravenshaw Collegiate School. He completed his higher studies in Ravenshaw College before pursuing civil engineering in Madras (presently known as Chennai). During his later days, he had opened a school to provide training on acting to youth.

He was the editor of Odia magazine ‘Jibana Ranag’ for around 45 years.

Das acted in films like Katha Kahiba Mo Matha Sindura and Pua Bhangi Dela Suna Sansara. Later, he produced films like ‘Mathura Bijaya’ and ‘Mansara Bilapa’.

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