Raimohan Parida, the Odia film actor, was found hanging in his Bhubaneswar house.
Raimohan has appeared in over 100 Odia-Bengali films. His notable works include Singha Bahini and Suna Bhauja.
Raimohan Parida was a noted film actor and Jatra artist who excelled at portraying negative roles. He was found hanged in his Bhubaneswar home on Friday morning.
Officials from the police stated that Parida may have committed suicide at his Prachi Vihar home in Bhubaneswar.
A Mancheswar police officer said the victim was hanging from a rope tied to his ceiling at home.
It is not known why he took such an extreme step.
The actor, 58 years old, was well-known for his negative roles in more than 100 Odia and Bengali films and 40-odd Jatra plays.
Raimohan, another Odia actor, was also killed by cancer in 2015.
Raimohan was born in Keonjhar District. He graduated from Karanjia College, Mayurbhanj. After that, he enrolled at Utah Sangeeta Mahavidyalaya, Bhubaneswar, where he studied drama.
In 1986, he starred in ‘Paka Kambal Pot Chhata’. However, he was first recognized in ‘Sagar’ in 1987. He played a negative role.
He made his Odia Jatra debut in 1991 by directing “Bhanga aaina”, a play produced Tarini Gananatya.
Siddhant Mahapatra, a noted actor, and former MP, expressed shock at Raimohan’s passing. He said it was hard to believe that an actor who is always smiling and has been through many ups and downs in his life could take such a drastic step.
“He was very successful, and money cannot be the cause of his death,” Mahapatra said that a thorough investigation was necessary.
Mahapatra claimed that he met Raimohan, his family, and friends last week at an event and that they were not depressed. He was his usual cheerful self. He said it was important to find out what drove him to do this.