Cuttack: Veteran Ollywood actor Mihir Das passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here today.
The 63-year-old actor was suffering from kidney ailments for past few years. He was admitted to the Ashwini Hospital in Cuttack after his health condition deteriorated on December 7 last year.
Sources said that he was on ventilator support at the hospital. However, the doctors failed to save the actor.
The actor is survived by son Amlan Das, an Ollywood actor.
Das has acted in over hundreds of Odia films and TV soaps. He has won numerous awards including the State Film Award for the Best Actor several times in the past. He had received Best Actor award for ‘Laxmi Pratima’ in 1998 and ‘Pheria Mo Suna Bhauni’ in 2005. He had bagged the Best Supporting Actor award for ‘Rakhi Bhandhili Mo Rakhiba Mana’ in 2002 and ‘Prema Adhei Akhyara’ in 2010 from the State Government.
The actor had also tried his luck in politics. In 2014, he had joined Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD), but quit the party. Later, he joined the BJP in 2019.