Pradeep Pattanayak

Veteran Odia cine actor Mihir Das who was admitted to a private hospital in Cuttack three days ago, is stated to be critical. However, the good news is that he is responding well to treatment, family sources said.

The actor who has been suffering from kidney ailments for past few years is on ventilator support and the dialysis is going on at the hospital. 

“His condition was little bit worrisome at the time of admission. What I understood from the discussion with the doctors’ team attending to him is that he is responding well to treatment. We should pray for his speedy recovery,” maintained secretary, Odisha Cine Artists Association, Sritam Das.

While answering to the queries of journalists, the actor’s son Amlan Das said, “He has been diabetic for the last 25 years. His kidney problem was diagnosed three years ago. Now he is responding well to treatment.” 

Informing journalists about the actor’s health, Dr Somraj Ghosh of the hospital said it will be too early to say anything about him. “He is a chronic kidney patient. He had been admitted here one and a half months ago for kidney related ailments. This time, he also suffered a cardiac arrest and has been revived. However, his lungs, heart and kidney have been affected. It is difficult to predict anything in case of a patient having multi-organ failure. We are doing our best,” Dr Ghosh said. 

Notably, Mihir was admitted at the hospital three days ago when he complained of illness. 

Born in Mayurbhanj district, Mihir made his debut in an art film titled School Master. Next, he made his commercial debut with Mathura Bijay in 1979. The veteran actor bagged the best actor award from the State government for his powerful performance in Laxmi Pratima released in 1998 and Pheria Mo Suna Bhauni, released in 2005. For the film Mu Tate Love Karuchhi, released in 2007, he won the best comedian award. However, people will never forget his stellar performance in Pua Mora Bholashankara.