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Bhajan maestro Arabinda Muduli passed away

Bhubaneswar:1/3/2018: Odisha’s Bhajan maestro Arabinda Muduli who delivered many soulful Bhajans passed away in the wee hours today. The King Of Bhajans Of Odisha Popularly Known As ‘Bhajan Rajan’, Shri Muduli Passed Away Early Morning Around 1.15 AM Today At Aditya Care Hospital In Bhubaneswar Due To Massive Cardiac Arrest. He Was 56 Years Old And Left His Wife And Two Sons Jagabandhu And Krupasindhu And One Daughter.Born In A Humble Background In Khanati Village Of Khordha District, Arabinda Baboo Rose To The Pinnacle Of Musical World And Earned Name And Fame As The Most Popular Odia Bhajan Singer Across The Globe Only Because Of His Sheer Hard Work And Complete Dedication. A Prime Disciple Of Bhajan Samrat Bhikari Bal, Shri Muduli Became The Undisputed Number One Bhajan Singer Of Odisha After Shri Bal’s Demise.

According to reports, Muduli was admitted to hospital after he complained of chest pain at around 2 am but haplessly he breathed his last while undergoing treatment.

Family sources said his mortal remains will be taken to his village at Khanati in Khurda district from his residence at Bhimatangi here and his last rites will be performed at Puri Swargadwar.

Muduli who was born in 1961 and was a disciple of Bhajan Samrat Bhikari Bal had more than 3000 songs to his name. He has sung various hit bhajans like ‘Bali Kheluthile Nanda Suta Kala Kanhei’, ‘Kala Saante Achha Kemante’ and ‘Jaga Pain Niti Malli Phula’ which touched the hearts of lakhs of Odias.

He was known to be a vehement devotee of Lord Jagannath and used to turn down offers to sing commercial movie songs instead of Bhajans.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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