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Renowned filmmaker Manmohan Mohapatra passes away

Manmohan Mahapatra, renowned Odia filmmaker considered as the ‘Father of New Wave Odia Cinema’ and winner of eight consecutive national awards, passed away in Bhubneshwar. He was 69. He was suffering from multiple ailments.

An alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), he had carved a niche for himself in parallel cinema. His films mainly revolved around human emotion in changing times and were highly appreciated for a truthful presentation. His film, Seeta Raati, had won the Rajat Kamal in the National Film Awards, 1982.