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Veteran Odia actress Parbati Ghosh dead

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Veteran Odia actress, Parbati passed away here early on Monday after pro-longed illness. She was 85.

The national award-winning was ailing for sometime.

was rushed to a private hospital here after she complained of uneasiness. She was admitted at around 12.30 a.m. and she breathed her last after a few minutes.

Born in 1933, in Manasinghpatana in Cuttack, was conferred with the national film award for her stellar performances in films "Laxmi", "Kaa" and "Stree".

Ollywood fraternity mourned her death. Chief also expressed grief over her demise and announced a state funeral.

"I am deeply shocked at the passing away of veteran film personality She was an icon and one of the greatest gifts to industry...," said the Chief

In the early days of Odia cinema, she single-handedly raised it to a new level. She was really a symbol of women empowerment when ideas like empowerment were unheard of, said Patnaik.

"Her departure is a great loss to our industry and the world of silver screen. She will always be remembered for her contribution to Odia cinema," he added.

also expressed his condolence on her death.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 13:04 IST
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