Odia film director Raju Mishra passes away

Bhubaneswar: Eminent Odia film director and Jaydev Samman recipient Raju Mishra passed away at his residence in Jatani of Khordha district on Monday. He was 72.

He succumbed to a massive heart attack.

Mishra’s wife, Pratima Manjari informed he died after suffering a cardiac arrest after returning home from bank this afternoon.

Mishra had last month received the prestigious Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award 2020 for his lifetime achievements.

Raju Mishra, a multi-talented personality, had directed several blockbuster films like Chaka Akhi Sabu Dekhuchi, Pua Mora Kala Thakura, Sagara Ganga, Sata Micha, Mamata Mage Mula.

Political leaders and film fraternity expressed their condolence on the death of Mishra.