Mihir Das, a veteran actor from Ollywood, died today while seeking treatment at a private hospital.
The actor had been on dialysis for a few years because of kidney problems. After his health deteriorated on December 9 last year, he was admitted to the Ashwini Hospital in Cuttack.
He was reportedly on ventilator support in the hospital, according to sources.
He has won numerous honours, including Best Actor for his films Laxmi Pratima in 1998 and Pheria Mo Suna Bhauni in 2005, as well as Best Supporting Actor for his films Rakhi Bandhili Mo Rakhiba Mana in 2002 and Prema Adhei Akhyara in 2003.
Mihir Kumar Das (17 February 1959 – 11 January 2022) was an Indian film actor who worked in Odia language films(Ollywood industry). He had received several awards, notably Best Actor for his films Laxmi Pratima in 1998 and Pheria Mo Suna Bhauni in 2005 and Best Supporting Actor award for his films Rakhi Bandhili Mo Rakhiba Mana in 2002 and Prema Adhei Akhyara from the Odisha state government
Das was born in Mayurbhanj on 11 February 1959. He was married to singer and film artist Sangita Das, who died in 2010 due to heart attack. She was the daughter of the popular singer, Chitta Jena. Mihir Das and Sangita Das have a son, Amlan Das who is also an actor.  He debuted in the Odia film industry with an art film School Master and then in commercial (non-art) film Mathura Bijay in 1979. He received wider applause and recognition for his performance in Pua Mora Bholashankar. A veteran actor for more than three decades, he received Best Actor award from the state government for his performance in movies Laxmi Protima in 1998 and Pheria Mo Suna Bhauni in 2005.[
In December 2021, Das was hospitalized after having a heart attack while undergoing dialysis for a renal issue in Cuttack, India.He died whilst undergoing treatment at hospital in Cuttack on 11 January 2022, at the age of 62