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Music composer of the cult Sambalpuri song ‘Rangabati’ Prabhudatta Pradhan passed away

Sambalpur:28/5/189; The music composer of the cult Sambalpuri song ‘Rangabati’, Prabhudatta Pradhan passed away in the early hours of Monday. He was 75.

He breathed his last around 4 am at his residence on Sambalpur Road.

Born in 1943 during the pre-independence era of India into a family, which had converted to Christianity three generations back, Prabhudatta started learning music under the tutelage of his father as early as at the age of three years.

He was influenced by his father late Pravas Chandra Pradhan to sing bhajans or Hindu religious songs at home. He studied up to Matriculation.

Later, he went to Benaras in Uttar Pradesh to learn tabla from Pandit Jadunath Supkar.

Prabhudatta had also joined the All India Radio (AIR), Sambalpur station as an instrumentalist in the year 1969.

The ‘Rangabati’ song which earned him fame in 1975, was written by Mitrabhanu Gountia and sung by Jitendra Haripal and Krishna Patel.

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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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