Odia actor Raimohan Parida found dead in his residencetext_fields
Bhubaneswar: Police informed that veteran Odia film and theatre artiste Raimohan Parida was found dead on Friday at his Prachi Vihar residence in Bhubaneswar. Parida was leaving with his wife and two daughters and was 58, PTI reported.
Parida's family found him dead in his room on Friday morning.
Police said that the death was suicide from the evidence so far, but further investigation is going on. The body will be sent for autopsy, police added. Many actors and artists paid Parida tributes and expressed their condolences.
Parida was known for donning negative roles and has acted in over 100 Odia films and 15 Bengali films. He was known for his roles in theatre.
Parida's colleague in industry and renowned actor Siddhanta Mahapatra said, "It is hard to believe that such a jolly person, who has experienced several ups and downs in life, can think of doing something like this. He was highly successful in the profession."
Actor Sritam Das said that someone who became a "hero from zero" like Parida could not commit suicide, which is unbelievable.
Meanwhile, Parida's neighbours said that they met him on Thursday, and he appeared in his usual self. They added that he kept a good relationship with everyone.
The renowned actor has acted in many super hit films, including 'Rama Laxman', 'Aasibu Kebe Saji Mo Rani', 'Naga Panchami', 'Udandi Sita', 'Tu Thile Mo Dara Kahaku', 'Rana Bhumi', 'Singha Bahini', 'Kulanandan' and 'Kandhei Aakhire Luha'.