Noted Odisha Artist Atal Bihari Panda of Sala Budha Film passes away
Noted Sambalpuri actor Atal Bihari Panda, who played the titular role in the ‘Sala Budha’ series, passed away in the early hours of Saturday while undergoing treatment at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR).
He was 92 and under treatment for septicemia.
A actor with ‘Sala Budha’ at the age of 83 and bagged the ‘Best Actor Award’ at the 25th State Film Awards. ‘Aadim Vichar’, the sequel to ‘Sala Budha’, saw him winning ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Dialogues Writer’ awards the following year.