Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (LocalWire) Veteran theatre artiste and director Nityananda Das is no more.
Here are 10 facts you need to know about the veteran stage artist:
1. Das has performed in over 150 plays in his career.
2. He stage life spanned from 1957 to 1990.
3. He was best known for his comic timings.
4. Das was instrumental in popularizing Odia theatre among the masses.
5. He had directed over 50 plays in his career.
6. Das also made his presence felt in Ollywood, having acted as a comic actor in around 12 Odia films.
7. The veteran actor received several awards in his lifetime, including the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademy award in 2006.
8. Das succumbed to a massive heart attack at a private hospital in Puri late Wednesday night at the age of 83.
9. His mortal remains were taken to Annapurna Theatre in Cuttack where several artistes and intellectuals paid floral tributes to Das.
10. He was then taken to his residence at Balisahi before his last rites were performed at Puri Swargadwar.