06 February 2019
Bhubaneswar: Veteran Odia film editor and director Chakradhar Sahu breathed his last while undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bhubaneswar today.
Reportedly, Sahu was suffering from a long-term autoimmune disorder known as Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) due to which his lungs had been damaged and he was having difficulty in breathing.
He was first admitted at Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) and later shifted to AMRI Hospital. From there he was being shifted to AIIMS yesterday when he lost consciousness in the ambulance.
Sahu had been put on a ventilator at AIIMS, however, he passed away at 5:40 AM today, informed his family members.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has condoled his demise and conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family.
CM @Naveen_Odisha condoled the demise of veteran film maker and director Chakradhar Sahu. He conveyed sympathy to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) February 6, 2019
A graduate from FTTI, Pune, Sahu started his career in Odia film making in 1996 with an art movie 'Nila Mastrani', which fetched him the Odisha State Film Award for Best Editor. He received the same award for his movies 'Kebe Tume Naha Kebe Mu Nahin' and 'Sukha Asuchi' in 2011 and 2014 respectively.
Sahu has also received the Odisha State Film Award for Best Director for 'Tumaku Paruni Ta Bhuli', released in the year 2007. His latest release was Meemansa, released in the year 2016.