Bhubaneswar: Popular comedian of Odia film and TV industry Salil Mitra passed away at about 12.30 am on Tuesday at KIMS hospital here.
Mitra was undergoing treatment at the premier hospital after a major accident on May 12. His car had lost its balance and turned turtle after being hit by stray cattle while he was on his way to Karanjia in Mayurbhanj district.
Salil Mitra had suffered head injuries and was under treatment since then. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Mitra has been a popular face in Odia TV and movie industry in a career spanning over decades. He was known for his comic timing and rapport with his co-actors. His death has left a cinematic void in Odisha.