Bhubaneswar: Veteran theater and film artist Manimala Devi passed away here at a private medical on Thursday. The 90-year-old noted cine artist was undergoing treatment for old age illness. Family sources said the veteran cine artist was suffering extreme cheast blockage.

Several people from the Odia film industry, well-wishers and relatives rushed to the medical to pay their last regards after the news of her demise spread.

She has acted in over 40 feature films of which 14 films have bagged the national award, including her debut film ‘Sri Loknath’. In her long and illustrious career, she also acted in over 100 plays.

She was conferred with the prestigious ‘Jayadev Purashkar’- the state’s highest cine award – in the year 2000.

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