Balasore: Veteran comedian of Odia film industry Sarat Mohanty passed away late on Saturday night here following prolonged illness.
Mohanty breathed his last at around 1.00 am at Community Health Centre (CHC) in Soro. He was 88.
He was suffering from age-related ailments since a long time.
The comic actor, a native of Khirkona in Balasore district, had made his debut in the film ‘Laxmi’ released in 1962. He shot to fame for his dialogues in the film in which he had played a son character of eminent cine artist Krushna Chandra Pandey.
Later, he appeared in a series of hit films including ‘Kaa’, ‘Amadabata’, ‘Stree’, ‘Mala Janha’, ‘Bhuli Huena’, ‘Puja Phoola’ and ‘Sakala Tirtha Toh Charane’.
Mohanty had also acted in many TV soaps in Odisha.