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Popular Cine & Tele Odia Actress Nikita Passes Away, Ollywood Grieves

05 January 2019

Bikash Sharma

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Cuttack: In a tragic incident, popular Odia actress Laxmipriya Behera aka Nikita breathed her last today in Cuttack.

According to reports, Nikita fell down from the terrace of her house in Mahanadi Vihar and had sustained grievous injuries on her head. She had been rushed to a private hospital where she passed away while undergoing treatment today early morning.

Nikita has featured in Odia movie like ‘Akhi kholibaku dara laguchi’, ‘Maa ra panatakani’, ‘Smile please’ and ‘Chori chori mana chori’. She was also the lead actress of hit television sitcom ‘Tapasya’.

Nikita was married and also had a daughter and another six-month-old child out of the wedlock.

Her death has send shockwaves across Ollywood industry. Actors and directors condoled her demise and paid their tributes. Actor-Director Sritam Dash said, "It feels really sad to hear such a news in the beginning of the year. The demise of a young talent is a huge loss to the industry."

Veteran actor and producer Pradyumna Lenka said, "She has played the role of my daughter and was very close to me. Her family has been very close to my family as well. So, this is a big loss for me and the entertainment industry. It is almost unbelievable."

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Sritam Dash, Actor

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Pradyumna Lenka, Producer-Actor