Noted Odia filmmaker, actor and director Gobind Tej passed away on 18 August 2016 following a brief illness in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He was 88.
In his career spanning over 50 years, he has contributed in many Odia feature films either as an actor, director or producer.
About Gobind Tej
• He started his acting career with the movie Kedar Gouri in 1954 and as a director, he directed first movie in 1979 titled Ramayana.
• He acted in films like Krushna Sudama, Bandhan, Bandhu Mohanty, Dharitri, Gouri, Mana Akasha and Schoolmaster.
• He received the Odisha State Film Award for Best Director for movies like School Master, Kaberi, Tunda Baida and Gare Sindura Dhare Luha.
• He also has received the Odisha State Film Award In 1977 for Best Actor for his remarkable acting in the movie Bandhu Mohanty.
• In 1986, he was conferred with the Jaydev Award for his lifelong contribution to the growth and development of Odia cinema.
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