Legendary Odia actress Jharna Das passed away

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Odia actress Jharna Das passed away

Legendary Odia actress Jharana Das passed away aged 77 on 2 December. She was suffering from old age-related illnesses.

Important facts 

  • President Draupadi Murmu has expressed deep sorrow over his demise.

  • Das, a winner of the state government’s prestigious 'Jaydev Puraskar' for her lifetime contribution to Odia film industry. 

  • Born in 1945, Jharana Das started her acting career in the 60s and had won several accolades for her brilliant performance in landmark films like 'Shree Jagannath', 'Nari', 'Adinamegha', 'Hisabnikas', 'Pujafula', 'Amadabata', 'Abhinetri', 'Malajanha' and 'Heera Nella'.

  • Das had also worked as a child artist and announcer with the All India Radio (AIR), Cuttack. 

  • She had also worked as an assistant station director of Doordarshan in Cuttack. 

  • Her direction in the biographical documentary on former Odisha chief minister Harekrushna Mahtab was lauded by many.

  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has decided to conduct his last rites with full state honours.

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