Bhubaneswar, Jan19: Eminent classical singer Sunanda Patnaik passed away on Sunday in a private hospital in Kolkata, family sources said. She was 85.
She was undergoing treatment for a long time following old-age related ailments.
Born on November 7, 1934, Sunanda, daughter of legendary Odia poet Baikunthanath Patnaik, had started her singing career at All India Radio at the age of 14.
She was honoured with many awards including Odisha Sangeet Natak Academy awards twice in 1970 and 1971.