Veteran Odia Actor Bijay Mohanty dies at 70
Bhubaneswar: Odia film veteran actor Bijay Mohanty is no more. The actor had been admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar today evening for treatment of heart related ailments.
Care hospital authorities informed about demise of the actor on Monday.
After getting treated in a Hyderabad hospital, the actor had returned Bhubaneswar via an ambulance with ICU facility on June 14. In Bhubaneswar he was under treatment in a hospital.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has condoled death of the veteran actor. CM took to Twitter and wrote in Odia that the veteran actor will remain in the heart of his huge fans for ever thanks to his acting talent that he has showcased in a number of Odia films.
ବର୍ଷୀୟାନ ଅଭିନେତା ବିଜୟ ମହାନ୍ତିଙ୍କ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ମୁଁ ଦୁଃଖିତ। ଓଡ଼ିଆ କଳା ଜଗତରେ ସେ ଛାଡିଯାଇଥିବା ଅଭିନୟର ଛାପ ତାଙ୍କୁ ଅଗଣିତ କଳାପ୍ରେମୀଙ୍କ ହୃଦୟରେ ସର୍ବଦା ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ କରି ରଖିବ। ତାଙ୍କ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରିବା ସହ ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ ପରିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କୁ ମୋର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଉଛି।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 20, 2020
Seventy-year-old Bijay Mohanty has a successful career as an actor in Odia films spreading over last four decades. Initiating his career from the 1977 film ‘Chilika Tirey’, he has more than hundred films to his credit. Bijay has acted in a number of hit films including Naga Phasa, Jaga Hatare Pagha, Swapna Sagara, Danda Balunga, Janani and Panjuri Bhitare Sari.
Born in 1950 Mohanty started his acting career during his school days while studying in M.K.C High School. After his graduation from BA, he joined the National School of Drama. He passed successfully from the NSD and started acting in the theatres in Delhi.
Mohanty was married to Odia film actress Tandra Ray and the couple has acted together in a number of Odia films.
He joined the Drama department of Utkal Sangeeta Mahavidyalaya and later became principal from 1995 to 1998.
Bijay Mohanty is the recipient of the prestigious Jayadev Award – 2014. He won the Odisha State Film Awards six times for Arati (1981), Mamata Mage Mula (1985), Ei Aam Sansara (1986), Aam Ghara Aam Sansara (1991), Bhisma Pratingya (1993) and Bhai Hela Bhagari (1994).