Veteran Odia performer Jharana Das passed away on Friday at her Cuttack home, according to family sources. Films like Shree Jagannath, Nari, Adinamegha, Hisabnikas, Pujafula, Amadabata, Abhinetri, Malajanha, and Heera Nella were among her best-known works. Jharana, who received the renowned Jaydev Puraskar award from the state government for her lifelong contributions to the Odia cinema industry, was afflicted with an age-related condition. According to family sources, she passed away on Thursday night.
“I was shocked to hear about the passing of renowned Odia actress Jharana Das. She made a significant contribution to the Odia cinema industry that will live on in memory. My sincere condolences to her family and fans,” “Tweeted the president.
The chief minister of Odisha declared that Jharana’s final rites would be performed with due state honours. “Her memorable stage and screen performances will live on forever. I send my condolences to the departed family and pray for her eternal peace. “In a statement, Patnaik stated.
According to family reports, the deceased would be cremated at Gorakabar in Cuttack. Jharana, who was born in 1945, began acting in the 1960s and received numerous awards for her outstanding work in classic movies including Shree Jagannath, Nari, Adinamegha, Hisabnikas, Pujafula, Amadabata, Abhinetri, Malajanha, and Heera Nella.
Jharana had previously worked for All India Radio (AIR), Cuttack, as a young announcer and artist. She had previously worked for Doordarshan in Cuttack as an assistant station director. Many people praised her directing in the biographical film on the former chief minister of Odisha, Harekrushna Mahtab.
Jharana was a classically trained dancer as well. Moreover, in 2016, she received the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award for lifetime achievement.
She was characterized as being down to earth and incredibly friendly by Sritam Das, secretary of the Odisha Cine Artistes’ Association. “She began performing when there were barriers preventing women from participating on stage and in movies. She surmounted all obstacles and achieved considerable success in her artistic profession he said.