Noted Odia film director and actor Sadhu Meher who has made vital contributions to Odia cinema and Bollywood has handed away at his Mumbai residence. He was 84.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief on social media. He wrote within the caption, “The demise of Shri Sadhu Meher Ji is a profound loss for the world of films and our cultural heritage. A stalwart in both Hindi and Odia cinema, his cinematic performances and dedication was exemplary. My thoughts are with his family, colleagues, and many fans mourning this irreplaceable loss. In his memory, we cherish the rich artistic heritage he leaves behind. Om Shanti.”
Sadhu Meher started his profession in Hindi movies, however later he made his shift in the direction of Odia movies. The veteran actor gained National Film Award for Best Actor for Ankur. He was then conferred with Padmashree Award in 2017. He can be a recipent of Odisha Film Award for Outstanding contribution to Cinema of Odisha.
His different works in filmmaking embody Abhimaan, Aparichita, Desire, Abhilasha, Gopa re Badhhuchhi Kala Kanhei. He has additionally acted in movies together with Bhuvan Shome, Manthan, Inkaar, Safed Haathi, Mrigayaa, Debshishu, Uttoran, Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehtey Hain, Bhagya Na Jaane Koi and Jai Jagannatha.