Legendary music director Shantanu Mohapatra handed away at a personal hospital right here on Tuesday night time. He was 84.
Mohapatra was affected by acute pneumonia and different old-age associated ailment, knowledgeable household sources.
Mohapatra has been related to Odia music business for nearly 60 years. He has many firsts to his credit within the subject of Odia music as a music composer.
He composed the primary Modern Odia ballad “Konark Gatha” with lyricist Gurukrushna Goswami and sung by Akshay Mohanty.
He additionally labored with a number of Bollywood artists like Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Usha Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadekar, Anuradha Paudwal, Usha Uthup, and Kavita Krishnamurthy.
Born in Mayurbhanj district in 1936, the legendary music director was a geophysicist (an IIT-Kharagpur alumnus) and labored with Odisha Mining Corporation.
Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed their condolence on the demise of Mohapatra. Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan additionally condoled the demise of the music composer.
“As a lyricist and music director, he has left the shining signature of his talent. His entire life was dedicated to music. The music directed by him will keep him immortal forever,” mentioned the Chief Minister.
The final rites of Mohapatra might be carried out with full state honour.