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Veteran Odia Producer & Director Amiya Patnaik passes away

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ONI Bureau:  Veteran Odia filmmaker Amiya Ranjan Patnaik breathed his last on Friday at a private hospital in New Delhi following illness. He was 63.

Patnaik, brother of PCC president Niranjan Patnaik and Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, was a producer of a number of blockbuster Odia films.

Patnaik produced superhit movies like Mamata Mage Mula, Hakim Babu, Raja Rani, Asuchi Mo Kalia Suna, Paradeshi Babu and Babu I Love You.

In 2015, Patnaik returned as a director’ with ‘Tulasi Apa’. Based on Padma Shri awardee Tulasi Munda, the movie received a number of awards.

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