New Delhi: Veteran film actor Mihir Das has passed away at the age of 64, on Tuesday. As per reports doing rounds on the internet, Das was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Cuttack.
Union Education and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also expressed grief over the demise of the actor. “Pained by the untimely demise of legendary Odia film actor Shri #MihirDas. A fine human being and a household name in Odisha, his performances won million hearts. An elder brother to me, Shri Mihir’s passing away is a personal loss. Condolences to his family and admirers,” he tweeted.
Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda took to Twitter and wrote, “Heartbreaking to hear that Veteran Odia Actor Mihir Das is no more. Can’t believe he is gone so soon. A true pioneer of the Odisha Entertainment industry. My deepest condolences to the family and loved ones. Om Shanti”.
Philanthropist Achyuta Samanta tweeted, “Saddened by the passing away of veteran Odia actor Shri Mihir Das – one of the most talented actors from Odisha. He was a good man with a good soul. Praying for his departed soul to rest in peace. Condolences to family, friends and legion of fans”.
Mihir Das had an impressive cine career. He also received several awards, notably Best Actor for his films Laxmi Pratima in 1998 and Pheria Mo Suna Bhauni in 2005 and Best Supporting Actor award for his films Rakhi Bandhili Mo Rakhiba Mana in 2002 and Prema Adhei Akhyara from the Odisha state government.
He was married to singer and film artist Sangita Das, who died in 2010 due to a heart attack. Sangita Das was the daughter of the popular singer, Chitta Jena.
Mihir Das is survived by his son, Amlan Das who is also an actor.
With ANI Inputs.