Bhubaneswar, Jan 11: Union Education Minister and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has expressed his sorrow and anguish over the demise of Veteran Odia actor Mihir Kumar Das.
After receiving the unfortunate news, Pradhan took to his official Twitter handle to share his condolence for the deceased.
“Pained by the untimely demise of legendary Odia film actor Shri #MihirDas. A fine human being and a household name in Odisha, his performances won million hearts. An elder brother to me, Shri Mihir’s passing away is a personal loss. Condolences to his family and admirers.” Pradhan wrote in his tweet.
Pained by the untimely demise of legendary Odia film actor Shri #MihirDas.— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) January 11, 2022
A fine human being and a household name in Odisha, his performances won million hearts. An elder brother to me, Shri Mihir’s passing away is a personal loss. Condolences to his family and admirers. pic.twitter.com/F4oqQbIdUp
Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also posted a tweet sharing his sense of anguish regarding the demise of the veteran actor.
ବର୍ଷୀୟାନ ଅଭିନେତା ମିହିର ଦାସଙ୍କ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ମୁଁ ଦୁଃଖିତ। ଓଡ଼ିଆ କଳା ଜଗତରେ ସେ ଛାଡିଯାଇଥିବା ଅଭିନୟର ଛାପ ତାଙ୍କୁ ସର୍ବଦା ଅମର କରି ରଖିବ। ତାଙ୍କ ବିୟୋଗ ଓଡ଼ିଆ କଳାଜଗତ ପାଇଁ ଏକ ଅପୂରଣୀୟ କ୍ଷତି। ତାଙ୍କ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା କରିବା ସହ ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ ପରିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତି ମୋର ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଉଛି।— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) January 11, 2022
Notably, Das was suffering from kidney-related ailments and was under medication for the past few years.
Das was admitted to a private hospital in Cuttack after his health condition became critical and was put on ventilator support.
However, on Tuesday, Mihir Kumar Das lost his battle against kidney failure while he was in the hospital.
Born on 17 February 1966, he debuted in the Odia film industry with an art film School Master and then in commercial (non-art) film Mathura Bijay in 1979. He received wider applause and recognition for his performance in Pua Mora Bholashankar.
A veteran actor for more than three decades, he received the Best Actor award from the state government for his performance in movies Laxmi Protima in 1998 and Pheria Mo Suna Bhauni in 2005.