Veteran Odia actor Mihir Das has passed away after he was hospitalized last month following a mild heart attack. He was undergoing treatment at a hospital in Cuttack, where he was put on ventilator support.
The 63-year-old actor was a chronic renal patient who was undergoing dialysis for the last few years. Confirming Das’ death, Odia Cine Artists Association Secretary Sritam Dash said that he breathed his last while being treated at a private hospital. After his health condition deteriorated, Das was put on ventilator support.
Born in Baripada in Mayurbhanj district Odisha, Mihir Das made his acting debut in an Odia art film School Master. He was next seen in Mathura Bijay (1979). The veteran actor was given the Best Actor award from the state government for his performance in Laxmi Pratima (1998) and Pheria Mo Suna Bhauni (2005). Later, he received the Best Comedian award for Mu Tate Love Karuchhi (2007).
Several politicians and members of the film fraternity condoled Das’ death. Filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda tweeted, “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.”
Politician Sasmit Patra mourned the demise of the veteran actor. He said, “I am deeply sad due to the passing away of eminent and veteran actor Shri. Mihir Das. People will forever and always cherish and remember his rich contributions to Odia cinema with his superlative acting. My deepest condolences to his bereaved family and millions of his admirers.”
Achyuta Samanta said, “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 was a popular anchor in socially relevant programs on television channels. The people who survive Mihir Das are his wife Sangita Das and son, Amlan Das, who is also an actor in the Odia film industry.