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5 points on the renowned singer

Nirmala Mishra was a renowned singer.

Famous Bengali and Odia singer Nirmala Mishra died at her residence in the Chetla district of Kolkata on Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack. She was one of the most respected and admired playback singers.

Here are five points about Nirmala Mishra:

  1. She was born in 1938 in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal and later moved to Kolkata with her family. Music director Balakrushna Das gave him the chance to sing a song in 1960 for the first time in the film Odia Shri Lokanath.

  2. She has also collaborated with several renowned music directors and contemporaries of Odia like Akshaya Mohanty, Rakhal Mohanty and Shantanu Mohapatra.

  3. Nirmala Mishra received the Sangeet Sudhakar Balakrushna Das award, which was given to the singer for her lifetime contribution to Odia music.

  4. Eamon Ekta Jhinuk‘, ‘Bolo to Arshi‘, ‘Kagojer phul bole‘, ‘Eai Banglar Mati Tea‘ and ‘Friend in Tomar‘ are some of the popular Bengali songs she has lent her vocals to.

  5. She lent her voice to more than 20 Odia films in the 1960s and 1970s.


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