“Saddened hearing about passing away of eminent Odia film editor Rabi Patnaik. His contributions to Odia and Hindi films will be remembered always. My condolences to the bereaved family members and prayers for his soul to rest in peace,”tweeted Pradhan in Odisha
Notably, Patnaik passed away at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Thursday morning at the age of 75.
In 2017, he was honoured with the prestigious Jayadev Award for his contribution to the Odia film industry in film editing.
He had worked in many hit Odia movies like Shesha Shrabana, Sankha Sindura, Manini, Abhimaan, Jahaku Rakhibe Ananta, Suna Chadhei, Danda Balunga, to name a few. He also edited many popular Hindi films.