Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled the sad demise of national award winning filmmaker Manmohan Mohapatra, who passes away at a private hospital here today.
Taking to Twitter, Naveen said that Mohapatra will always be remembered for his contribution as a filmmaker.
ଜାତୀୟ ପୁରସ୍କାରପ୍ରାପ୍ତ ବିଶିଷ୍ଟ ଚଳଚ୍ଚିତ୍ର ନିର୍ମାତା ତଥା ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶକ ମନମୋହନ ମହାପାତ୍ରଙ୍କ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ମୁଁ ଦୁଃଖିତ। ଅନେକ ଲୋକପ୍ରିୟ ଚଳଚ୍ଚିତ୍ରରେ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶକ ଭାବେ ତାଙ୍କ ଅବଦାନ ସର୍ବଦା ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ ରହିବ। ତାଙ୍କ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରିବା ସହ ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ ପବିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତି ମୋର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଉଛି।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) January 13, 2020
The CM also conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayer for the departed soul.
Manmohan Mohapatra (69) had won eight consecutive national film awards for his films Nishita Swapna, Majhi Pahacha, Tired Afternoon, Neeraba Jhada, Seeta Raati, Bhinna Samaya.
His first film Seeta Raati made in 1976 was the first Odia film to be screened at the international film festival in 1982. It won him the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Odia.