Bhubaneswar: Odia actor-comedian Salil Mitra (52) passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar late Monday night. Mitra, who was critically injured in a road mishap near Ghatagaon College in Keonjhar on May 12, was undergoing treatment.
A popular actor in the Odia film industry, Salil Mitra had made his acting debut on the silver screen with Pua Bhangi Dela Suna Sansara in 1999. He was known for his screen presence, sense of humor and comic timing.
On May 12, he was heading towards Karanjia when the driver of the car lost control of the wheels and the vehicle overturned. Mitra had suffered grievous injuries in his spine and rib cage and was shifted to hospital for treatment.
His contribution has left an indelible mark in the industry. Many film stars and eminent personalities from various fields flooded his residence to pay last respects to the departed soul.