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Veteran singer Arjun Charan Samal passed away

Bhubaneswar:27/1/19: Veteran singer and former bureaucrat Arjun Charan Samal passed away following illness here on Sunday.

He breathed his last at around 8.30 pm at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. The 77-year-old Samal was hospitalised four days ago after he fell ill.

Samal is best known for the Ollywood song ‘Michha maya bhara ye sara dunia kehin nuhen apanara…’ from the 1978 blockbuster ‘Suna Sansara’.

 

He had also sung the devotional songs and chhanda. His songs aired on radio and Doordarshan had able to fasten the listeners with music. Especially the song ‘Jasomati janani go mara nahin au’ was the best ever song he had ever sung on the AIR.

As a bureaucrat, Samal had served people holding several key posts in the State government. He was also appointed as the Secretary of Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi.

With the departure of the soul, gloom spread over the entire Odia music industry.

“If you have heard Michha maya bhara e sara duniya kehi nuhenapanara song from the Oriya film Suna Sansara, you will understand Samal’s depth of feeling,’’ said lyricist Radhashyam Patra

About Ashok Palit

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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