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Eminent Olywood singer Tapu Mishra breathed her last

Bhubaneswar:20/6/21: Eminent Olywood singer Tapu Mishra breathed her last while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the Capital City on Saturday. Tapu Mishra has tied the knot with actor Deepak Pujahari  in 2018, December

Tapu had lent her melodious voice to a number of hit movie songs, albums, and bhajans in her career spanning over two decades. Making her debut from Kula Nandan movie, the versatile singer has gone on to spread her magical voice in over 150 films.

Considered one of the most versatile singers in the industry, Tapu lent her voice to several Odia film songs and bhajans. Born and brought up in Sambalpur, she began singing at an early age and her oeuvre included semi-classical, romantic, and even item songs. An alumni of Sambalpur University, she had also obtained a music degree from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.

Starting her career in the industry with Himanshu Parija ‘Kula Nandan’ in 1995, she shot to the limelight with her song ‘Na Re Na Bajana Bansi’ from the film ‘I Love You’. One of the most sought-after playback singers in the industry, Tapu had to her credit over 500 songs and won four State Film Awards. And not just Odia, she sang in Bengali, Hindi, and other regional languages too. An independent artist, she also released her albums on her YouTube channel.

A pall of gloom descended on the film industry following the singer’s demise. Members of the industry and people from different walks of life condoled her death. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said with Tapu Mishra’s death, Odisha has lost a talented singer. “I am saddened to hear the news of her death. She had become a household name because of her music within a very short span of time”, he said. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and BJP National Vice-President Baijayant Panda, and others expressed deep condolences over the sad demise of the popular singer.

Kuna Tripathy, Odisha Film Development Corporation chairman, and actor said besides being a melodious singer, Tapu was a beautiful human being. “Her strength lay in her versatility and effortless singing”, he said.

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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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