Bhubaneswar:Senior Odia cinema journalist Radhanath Mohapatra, who was on ventilator since long at a private hospital in the capital city here, passed away on Wednesday (May 9, 2018).According to family sources , his valve replacement had to be done. When they had gone to the hospital, they had been informed that he had two-three blockages. He had to undergo bypass surgery plus valve replacement. On April 20, the operation date had been fixed, but on 19 night he vomited and started gasping. Following which he had been administered oxygen. After that he was diagnosed having infection and was on ventilator since then. He was also on dialysis.
Born on May 16, 1962,to famous dramatist Narasimha Mohapatra , Radhanath had his schooling in the pilgrim city of Puri (Municipal High School, Puri) and also studied higher education in SCS College, Puri.
He worked as a journalist with specialization in film and entertainment journalism for the last 20 years in Odia news papers ‘Sambad’, ‘Dharitri’ and ‘Samaya’. He also served as a senior script writer with OTV Tarang.Film Journalism was his forte. He worked as an associate editor in Cine Sambad.
Mohapatra has also written mythological stories, features & lyrics.He has also served as a jury member in prestigious State Film Award & Tarang Cine Award.Mohapatra has also received the Best Film Journalist Award from Orissa Cine Critic Association, Chitrapuri Award, etc. And also received Banichitra Life Time Award, Srikhetra Ratna Award from Hanuman Jayanti Committee, Puri, Abhinandanika Award for variety writing, Millenium Award, Jaipur, Kala Mancha Award, Bhubaneswar, Adhara Award, Puri etc to his credit.
All members of media fraternity pray God to rest his immortal soul in peace and give enough strength to his family members to bear the loss boldly .