Kolkota:31/7/22:Noted Bengali and Odia singer Nirmala Mishra passed away at her residence in Chetla area here in the early hours of Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack, a senior doctor said.
Mishra, 81, who lent her voice to songs in several Bengali and Odia films, had been battling age-related ailments for some time. “She suffered a massive heart attack around 12.05 am and was taken to the nearest nursing home, where the singer was declared dead,” the doctor told.
Born in 1938 in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district, Mishra is a recipient of the Sangeet Sudhakar Balakrushna Das Award, which was conferred on the singer for her lifetime contribution to Odia music.
Her popular Bengali songs include ? Eamon Ekta Jhinuk’,?Bolo to Arshi’ and ? Eai Banglar Mati Te’, while some of her hit Odia songs are ‘Nida Bhara Raati Madhu Jhara Janha’ and ‘Mo Mana Beena Ra Taare’.
The singer’s body will be taken to Rabindra Sadan around 11 am for her fans and admirers to pay their last respect, official sources said,.Born in 1938 in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district, Mishra is a recipient of the Sangeet Sudhakar Balakrushna Das Award, which was conferred on the singer for her lifetime contribution to Odia music. She was also honoured with Banga Bibhushan, Sangeet Samman and other prestigious awards for her contribution to Bengali music.
Nirmala Mishra was given the opportunity to perform a song for the first time in 1960 in the Odia film Shri Lokanath by music director Balakrushna Das. She has performed in a number of well-known Odia films, including Adina Megha, Kaa, Malajanha, Abhinetree, and Stree.
Music lovers hold in high regard the majority of her performances from the 1960s and 1970s. In both Bengali and Odia movies, she was regarded as one of the most talented and admired playback singers.
The Sangeet Sudhakar Balakrushna Das Award was given to her in recognition of her lifelong contribution to Odia music.
Several of her contemporary songs include Eamun Ekta Jhinuk, Abese mukh rekhe piyal dale, Bolo to arshi, Kagojer bole Mone Koro, mone, Eai banglar mati tea, Ami to tomar, Ogo tomar akash duti choke, O tota Pakhi rea, Unmona mon swapne, Chotto Sea kotha Bhalobasa, and so on.