Odia Film Director Sarada Prasanna Nayak Passes Away


Odia Film Director Sarada Prasanna Nayak Passes Away, which one of the most prominent lyricists at the age of 94 while enduring treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar.

He was an outstanding filmmaker and lyricist of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. He was tested positive for COVID-19 and was taking treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He started his film career as an assistant director in the movie ‘Bhakta Jayadeb’ in 1956.  He was the director of the National Award-winning Odia film ‘Laxmi’.  He worked in many Odia movies like ‘Kaa’, ‘Stree’ and ‘Sansara’ as the dialogue writer and lyricist. He was honored with the prestigious- Jayadev Award in 2013 for his contribution to the Odia film industry. Not only in films but he also has an immense contribution in the field of Television and theatre. He wrote more than 200 songs for Television, movies, radio, and theatre. He also won the Presidential Award for the film.

Along with the television and film industry Union Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan and BJP National Vice President Baijayant Panda gave their condolences for the demise of Nayak.

Baijayant Panda, the Former member of parliament, tweeted “@PandaJay expresses grief and sorrow on the demise of veteran film maker & lyricist, Shri Sarada Prasanna Nayak. He will always be remembered for his outstanding work in evergreen movies like ‘Laxmi’, ‘Kaa’ & ‘Stree’. Deepest condolences to the bereaved family. Om Shanti”.

“Hon’ble Governor condoles the sad demise of legendary lyricist, film and theatre Director Sarada Prasanna Nayak and conveys his deep sympathy to the family members. ‘His contributions to the cinema and culture will be remembered for ever’, observed the Governor” tweeted by Ganeshi Lal, Hon’ble Governor.

Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty

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