Khurda: Veteran Odia cinema actor cum comedian, Premananda Barik was killed after falling off a moving train near Tapang railway station in Khurda district on Saturday.
According to sources, the-55-year-old Barik was returning from his in-law’s house when the mishap occurred. When Barik was about to climb up as the train flagged off he lost his balance and fell off under the train wheels.
Following his death, Jatani Railway Police recovered the body from the railway tracks and sent it for postmortem.
Barik was a resident of Gurujang Nandasahi under the Khurda municipality area and worked as a Class IV employee at Khurda head post office.
Notably, he acted in several Odia movies including ‘Jor Jaar Mulak Taar’, ‘Asuchhi Mo Kalia Suna’, ‘Panjuri Bhitare Sari’, ‘Pua Moro Kala Thakura’. Besides, he also acted in telefilm ‘Jeevana Sangeeta’ and directed many plays.
A pal of gloom descended in the Ollywood industry over the sad demise of Barik.