Bhubaneswar, Nov 18: Jatra artiste and stand-up comedian Rabi Satpathy passed away at his residence at Agapada under Kujanga block in Jagatsinghpur district. He was 68.
He breathed his last after a prolonged battle with cancer. Satpathy had started his career in Opera from super hit play ‘Saguna Basichi Dena Melai’ in which he appeared in Padu Mohanty character. He had also a part of several opera parties including Sibani Gananatya, Gouri Gananatya, Dhauli Gananatya, Konark Gananatya, Baghajatin Lokanatya, Indra Mahal, Rangamahal, Surya Mahal, Biswa Ranga Mahal. A pall of gloom descended on the Jatra industry following the death of Rabi Satpathy.
Several theatre artists expressed their condolences on Rabi Satpathy's demise.