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Noted actress, singer Jharana Das passes away


Noted actress, singer Jharana Das passes away. It is an unfortunate day for the Odia Cinema industry as veteran actress Jharana Das passed away. She breathed her last at Cuttack in her residence on late December 1 night. Jharana Das was 82 years old. Reports suggest that she was suffering from old age ailments and was not keeping well for quite some time now.

In the 1960s & 70s she had acted in many popular Odia films and carved a special place among the Odia movie audience.

Secretary of Odisha Cine Artistes’ Association, Sritam Das remembered the actress and said, “I can remember her saying she started acting when there were restrictions for women to act in plays and films. Despite the hurdles, she took her career to a great height. Her demise is a big loss for us. Decision regarding her last rites will be taken after the arrival of her younger son. Her last rites will be conducted at Gorakabar in Cuttack,” reports Odisha TV.

Hon’ble CM of Odisha Shri Naveen Pattnaik tweeted –

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan condoled Jharana Das’ demise and tweeted in Odia, which is loosely translated in English as, “I am deeply saddened by the passing away of Odisha’s famous cine actress Jharana Das Das. Her achievements and lively acting will always be remembered in the world of Odia cinema. May the soul rest in peace and express our condolences to the bereaved family.”

Jharana Das is known for her performances in hit Odia Movies like Amadabata, Malajanha, Nari, Sri Jagannath, Adina Megha, Abhinetri and more. She had also acted in many plays, TV shows and serials.


The late actress started her acting career as a child artiste with All India Radio, Cuttack. She is also a trained Odissi dancer under Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. Jharana also received the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award for lifetime achievement in 2016.

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