Cuttack:6/5/18:Guru Krushna Goswami passed away at the age of 84 in his Cuttack residence on 6th,May,2018 Morning,Poet, lyricist and music composer Guru Krushna Goswami is a flamboyant personality in the field of Oriya literature, film and music. Born in the year 1934 near Baripada to Gokulachandra Goswami and Sraddhabati Goswami, he has over 1600 folk,devotional and modern songs to his credit. He is the celebrated lyricist of over 30 Oriya feature films, from Maa (1958) to Ranabhumi (1994).
His name evokes fond memories of a galaxy ofevergreen songs such as Mu Je Janena Kaha Bata, Phulei Rani Sajaphula, E Banara Chhayi, Antare Kande Bahare Hase Mu, Sei Chuna Chuna Taraphule, etc. His poetry books include E Mana Chorapathe (1967), Samuduni Mor Juhar Janiba (1967), Abanigandha (1998), Jagadihudi (1998), Namami Janmabhumi (1999), Champakbarani (2002) and a collection of Hindi devotional songs on Lord Jagannath, He Jagannath Tujhe Pranam (2006) which has already been released by T-Series in 2 cassettes – Jay Jagadish Hare and Jay Jagannath. He is also the story-writer of Arundhati (1968) and dialogue-writer of Suryamukhi (1963).
He has coveted several prestigious awards including the Best Lyricist Award (1996), Bhaktakabi Salbeg Award (2000), Orissa Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2000) and many more.