Mrunal Manmay Dash

A pal of gloom descended on the Odia cine industry on Tuesday when veteran actor Mihir Das passed away while undergoing treatment at a private Hospital in Cuttack.

He was 63.

The actor was suffering from kidney ailments for the past few years. Around a month ago he was admitted to a private hospital in Cuttack where he was on ventilator support and the dialysis was going on.

Born in Mayurbhanj district on February 11, 1959, Mihir made his debut in an art film, ‘School Master’. Thereafter, 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’.

He hosted the super-hit reality show ‘Ashara Aloka’ on OTV and helped reconcile many couples and their families battling domestic disputes. He was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Tarang Cine Productions in 2021

With the passing away of the legendary actor, the National Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Baijayant Panda condoled his death. Taking to Twitter, Panda wrote, "I am crestfallen hearing the news. It is an end of an era. Mihir Das was a household name in Odisha and he was known for his sharp acting skills. I extend my deepest sympathies for the grieving family."


The mortal remains of the veteran actor will be consigned to flames on Wednesday morning after being given full State Honours, informed Cuttack Collector.