Prafulla Kar Passed Away


  • Legendary singer Prafulla Kar passed away at the age of 83 due to old-age-related health problems.
  • He was also a music composer, lyricist and writer who worked in more than 70 films, hundreds of Odissi dance dramas and ballets.
  • He was known as the ‘custodian of Odia culture’, ‘Kamala Deshara Rajkumar’.
  • He started his film career in Odia film ‘Patitapabana’ and his first music composition in the film ‘Mamata’ was a superhit.
  • He received the Jaydev Samman award in 2004, the Padma Shri award in 2015, Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanj Samman and was awarded six-state film awards.
  • He was the only Odia music director to have won the Best Music Director in Odisha State Film Awards.

Facts to know:


  • Jaydev Samman award is the highest film award in Odisha.
  • Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanj Samman is the highest award of Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi.
Legendary singer Prafulla Kar
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