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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Noted Odia actor Biraj Dash passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday, after a prolonged illness. He was 63.

Biraj was suffering from lungs cancer and he was undergoing treatment at the hospital for the past four months.

Biraj had carved a niche for himself by acting in several Odia movies and television serials. The veteran actor is popular in Odisha for his brilliant acting in movies like ‘Jaa Devi Sarba Bhuteshu’, ‘Maa Pari Kiye Heba’, ‘Golam Giri’ and ‘Prem Chandan’. He started his career from ‘Bagulaa Baguli’.

He started his acting career in ‘Baga Baguli’ and never looked back. He played the lead role in ‘Ajaati’ directed by Pranab Das. He is also known for his acting in telefilms like ‘Tamasa Tire’ and ‘Daka Munsi’.

“He was a very popular artiste during his period. People of Odisha still remember his brilliant acting in several movies and teleserials,” said Biraj’s brother Dilip Das.

“It was a great loss for us. He was not only a good actor but also a great human being. He will always be missed by Odia movie lovers,” said Lalatendu Das, one of the relatives of Biraj.

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