Bhubaneswar, April 26: Renowned dramatist and lyricist Bijay Mishra died today at the age of 83. Mishra was conferred with the prestigious Jayadev Award for lifetime achievement and contribution to Odia movies.
Mishra has also directed a few evergreen films like Jajabara, a heartthrob of Odia cinema and “Rajanigandha” for which he has received best screenplay and dialogue state awards. Mishra has also scripted more than 50 Odia films.
Chief minister Naveen patnaik expressed deep grief at the passing away of noted dramatist Bijay Mishra .
” Mishra was a leading dramatist of the contemporary times .His contribution to Odia literature and Odia film industry is immense,” said Patnaik while conveying his deep sympathy to the bereaved family.