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Rasaraj Narayan Prasad Singh passed away of cardiac arrest

Bhubaneswar:6/6/18;Eminent  Odia  lyricist Narayan Prasad Singh passed away of cardiac arrest in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. He was 86. Singh was considered to be the most popular lyricist of Odia cine industry. He has created a number of milestone songs in 60s and 70s which suit all kind of moods and situations.

Born on May 28, 1933 at Koeli village, Singh earned his name in the world of Odia music. He was thelyricist of several popular melodious songs in Odia cinema.

He made his debut by writing songs for Akashvani and came to be known as Rasaraj in Odia film industry for penning more than a hundred of songs that touched the heart of both the urban and rural population.


Some of his songs are all time hits and his philosophical and contemporary songs had a great impact on youths.

His song jibana jamunare juara uthere…composed by legendary Balakrushna Dash from the film ‘Amada Bata’  Singh’s another timeless song jochhana luchan dura nila gagane…from ‘Adina Megha’ rendered by Nirmala Mishra touches every music lover’s heart.

Another  song on kite  ‘udi udi udi udi jaare gudi’ in legendary singer Akshaya Mohanty’s voice for odia film Kiea Kahar directed by Nitai Palit  or ‘kainchi kakudi nalita pita’ for Film Abhibnetri Singh’s writings have enriched Odia music industry

Odisha’s most popular lyricist, Narayan Prasad Singh popularly known as Rasaraj died at his residence here today following prolonged illness, family sources said.


Eminent personalities in the film industry visited his residence to pay their last respects to him.

In his condolence message, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik described Singh as a great artistand expressed heartfelt grief over his death.


About Editor in chief

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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