Journalist Alaya Mohanty, under nephritic treatment, succumbed to cardiac arrest this morning.
He was also a film producer of repute. His film Shunya Swaroopa (Oriya) had bagged national award as the best feature film in 1996. TV serials produced by him were instances of insightful stories of unnoticed human life.
Spread of the sad news made many journalists, artists, politicians rush to his residence to pay their last homage, before his cortege proceeded to Swargadwar (Puri).