Acclaimed Odia actor Ajit Das passed away on Sunday. He had tested positive for COVID-19. The 71-year old actor was undergoing treatment at SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar.
Ajit Das made his debut in the movie ‘Sindura Bindu’ as an antagonist and acted in over 60 movies. He was also the former head of the Department of Drama at Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed his grief on the demise and described the late actor as the ‘great genius,’ who had left an indelible mark in Odia film industry as a versatile actor and director.