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Legendary singer Nirmala Mishra no more

31/07/2022 at 4:05 PM

Kolkata, June 31: Legendary multilingual singer Nirmala Mishra passed away at her residence in Chetla area in Kolkata on Sunday.

She reportedly succumbed to heart attack following a number of geriatric-related diseases.

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’. Mishra in her life time had lent her voice to thousands of popular songs in several Odia and Bengali films.

A pall of gloom has descended in Odisha and West Bengal following the demise of the vocal artist.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee along with many prominent personalities have mourned the demise of  Mishra.

As per sources, Mishra’s mortal remains will be taken to the Rabindra Sadan around 11 am for her fans and admirers to pay a mass tribute.

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