Cuttack: Eminent Odia screenplay writer Ranjit Patnaik passed away at his CDA Sector-9 residence here today. He was 65.
Sources said he was suffering from liver cirrhosis since long and was under medication. He died due to liver failure.
Patnaik has several Odia movies to his credit, including Sundargarh Ra Salman Khan, Premare Premare, Mu Eka Tumara, Ashok Samrat, Paribeni Kehi Alaga Kari, Parshuram, Matric Fail, Raja Jhia Sathe Heigala Bhaba, Something Something,Samay Kheluchhi Chaka Bhaunri and Rakata Chinhichhi Nijara Kie.
He has also written several Odia TV serials and plays.
Soon after reports his demise surfaced, condolences poured in from different quarters including the Ollywood fraternity.