Odia music director Shantanu Mohapatra passes away


Odia music director advert handed away at a hospital in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. He was 84. Mohapatra was affected by pneumonia and different age-related illnesses.

The legendary music director was part of the Odia music trade for over six many years. He composed songs for Odia films Suryamukhi, Arundhati, Chilika Tire and Dora amongst others and in addition composed the primary Modern Odia ballad “Konark Gatha”. During his illustrious profession, Mohapatra collaborated with legendary composers and singers together with Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Usha Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadekar, Anuradha Paudwal, Usha Uthup, and Kavita Krishnamurthy.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan condoled the demise of Shantanu Mohapatra. In his tweet, Patnaik stated that the music composed by Mohapatra will hold him immortal.

The final rites of the composer might be carried out with full state honour.


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