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Avnish Singh

Veteran Odia Actor Jharana Das Dies At 77

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Veteran Odia film actress Jharna Das passed away at her residence in Cuttack, family sources said on Friday.She had reached the age of 77 .

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Das, who was born in 1945, began her acting career in the 1960s and received numerous awards for her outstanding work in seminal movies like, Malajanha, and Shree Jagannath.

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Das had previously worked for All India Radio (AIR), Cuttack, as a young announcer and artist.

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She had previously worked for Doordarshan in Cuttack as an assistant station director.

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Many praised her for the biographical film she directed about the former chief minister of Odisha, Harekrushna Mahtab.

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Naveen Patnaik, the chief minister of Odisha, expressed sorrow at the actress's passing and declared that her final rites would be conducted with all due state honours.

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Her remarkable theatrical and screen performances will live on forever.

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My condolences to the deceased family and may her soul rest in peace, Patnaik said in a statement.

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Dharmendra Pradhan, the union minister of education, expressed his sorrow on Das's passing.