Actor Mihir Das, who passed away during undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Cuttack on Tuesday, will be cremated with full State honours on Wednesday, informed district Collector, Bhabani Shankar Chayani.
Speaking to reporters, Chayani said, “As per the orders of the State government, we will give the departed a guard of honour before cremation.”
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Cuttack, Prateek Singh said, “The government has decided to accord a guard of honour. The last rites will be preformed tomorrow morning at the Sati Choura crematorium.”
The 63-year-old 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.
In an illustrious career spanning over four decades, Mihir is credited to have been a torch-bearer of the Odisha cine industry through the passage of time that saw many ups and downs.
A superbly versatile actor, Mihir nailed every character he played with unparallel grace and intensity, be it the character of a son, father, protagonist, or even an antagonist. One of the most sought-after actors of his time, Mihir showed his envious acting magic in over 200 films.