Celebrities Pay Tribute to Veteran Odia Film Editor Deben Mishra

(Deben Mishra, Film Editor. Photo: Sharda Lahangir/FB)
Bhubaneswar: The Odia film industry, popularly known as Ollywood, is once again in the grip of sorrow after the sad demise of ace film editor Deben Mishra on Saturday following heart attack. This is the death of another famous member of the film fraternity within a span of one month.

Veteran actor and one of the guardian figures of the Odia film industry Bijay Mohanty had  passed away on July 20.

Deben Mishra, an award-winning film editor passed away at a private hospital here following heart attack on Saturday evening.

Many Ollywood celebrities  and journalists who had an opportunity to work with the ace editor took to social media to pay tribute and recall their association with a humble human being like Deben Mishra.

Many actors including Anubav Mohanty, senior actor Kuna Tripathy, Snigdha Bose Mohanty along with well-known journalists like Subhas Chandra Pattnayak, Manoranjan Mishra, Sharda Lahangir paid their tributes through Social Media.

Anubhav Mohanty the leading actor of Ollywood and sitting MP from Kendrapara paid his tribute  with a condolence message to the family of Deben Mishra.

Ollywood’s most versatile actor Kuna Tripathy and leading actress Snighda Bose Mohanty took to social media to pay his tribute to Mishra. 

An alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, Mishra had worked in Odia films along with many documentaries and a short stint with Odia television channels. Journalists Manoranjan Mishra and Sharda Lahangir recalled their associations with Mishra during his television days.

Before returning to Odisha in late 1990s, Mishra had worked in many Hindi films as assistant director and editor including the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’.  He worked with many popular directors including Raju Mishra, Sabyasachi Mohapatra in Odia film others.

Deben Mishra has edited over 100 Odia films and documentaries in his more than two decades of professional journey in Odisha. He won State awards for best editing for the films Paradeshi Chadhei and Kasia Kapila. He was also the editor for the sensational Cavender’s cigarette commercial in 1989 featuring then famous hero Sriram Panda. 
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