Bhubaneswar: Veteran Odia filmmaker, producer and Director Amiya Ranjan Patnaikd passed away following illness at a private hospital in New Delhi on Friday.
He made his directorial debut with the film ‘Mamata Mage Mula’ (1985). And the movie was also the first one he produced.
Since then he has produced many blockbusters. This included Hakim Babu (1985), Raja Rani (1989), Asuchi Mo Kalia Suna (1989), Paradesi Babu (1999) and Babu I Love You (2005).
He was the brother of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik and BJD leader ad Rajya Sabha member Soumya Ranjan Patnaik.
Entire Ollywood was shocked when the news broke.