Sambalpur: Litterateur cum educationist Mangalu Charan Biswal passed away on Monday night at the age of 86, in Sambalpur of Odisha. The Sabyasachi Mohapatra directed Sambalpuri language film ‘Bhukha’ was based on the drama ‘Bhukha’ (The hungry) written by Mangalu Charan Biswal. It was the first film from Odisha to get an International Jury Award at the Gijón International Film Festival.
The noted writer, playwright, lyricist and educationist passed away in his native place in the Baradunguri village near Parmanpur in Sambalpur district of Odisha.
Biswal was associated to All India Radio Sambalpur and Cuttack as well as Doordarshan.
Besides, some of his writings have been added to academic syllabus. In his writings he has successfully portrayed many characters based in the villages.
Many educationists as well as litterateur fans have condoled Biswal’s demise.
In another sad news, Odia film’s veteran actor Mihir Das passed away today at the age of 63.