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‘Rangabati’ composer Mitrabhanu Gountia hospitalised

15/12/2021 at 7:01 AM

Bhubaneswar, Dec 15: Well-known lyricist Padma Shri Mitrabhanu Gountia has been admitted to a hospital in Burla after he complained of chest pain on Tuesday.

Sources said, Gountia was initially admitted to a Kuchinda Sub divisional hospital and later shifted to a private hospital in Burla, then to VIMSAR, Burla.

Gountia penned the iconic Sambalpuri folk song ‘Rangabati’ sung by Jitendra Haripal and Krishna Patel and was conferred with the Padma Shri award by President Ramnath Kovind in 2020 for his contribution to the field of art.

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