Eminent Odia actor Minaketan Das passed away following critical illness at his residence in state capital last night.
He was suffering from Pancreatic Cancer and underwent treatment at a Mumbai-based Cancer hospital.
Das, who entertained audience with his eminent performance especially in negative role in the Odia film industry and theatre, failed battling pancreatic cancer.
Earlier, he had been admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was diagnosed with the cancer after undergoing medical tests.
As he was in early stage of cancer, doctors have assured him of recovery through treatment.
Minaketan was an actor well known for Balunga Toka (2011), Jianta Bhuta (2008) and Most Wanted (2011).