Bhubaneswar: Following sad demise of renowned music director and singer Amarendra Mohanty, Odisha Governor Professor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid condolences to his bereaved family.
Hon’ble Governor condoles the sad demise of noted music director & singer Amarendra Mohanty and conveys his heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and friends. ‘He will be ever remembered for his creativity and contribution to Odia music,’ shared Hon’ble Governor.
— Governor Odisha (@GovernorOdisha) May 17, 2021
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed his grief over early departure of the music maestro in Odia.
He said that the marks he has left in hymns and film industries through his unique style of music composition will always remain memorable.
ପ୍ରଖ୍ୟାତ ସଙ୍ଗୀତ ନିର୍ଦ୍ଦେଶକ ଅମରେନ୍ଦ୍ର ମହାନ୍ତିଙ୍କ ଦେହାନ୍ତ ବିଷୟରେ ଜାଣି ମୁଁ ଦୁଃଖିତ। ସ୍ୱତନ୍ତ୍ର ସଂଗୀତ ସଂଯୋଜନା ଶୈଳୀ ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ ଭଜନ ଓ ଚଳଚ୍ଚିତ୍ର ଜଗତରେ ସେ ଛାଡି ଯାଇଥିବା ଛାପ ସର୍ବଦା ସ୍ମରଣୀୟ। ତାଙ୍କ ଅମର ଆତ୍ମାର ସଦଗତି କାମନା ସହ ଶୋକସନ୍ତପ୍ତ ପରିବାରବର୍ଗଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତି ସମବେଦନା ଜଣାଉଛି।
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) May 17, 2021
Condoling death of the noted music director, Congress leader and Cuttack MLA Mohammed Moquim wrote:
Saddened to hear about the demise of the great music composer and music director Odisha Film Fraternity, Shri Amarendra Mohanty Ji. My heartfelt condolences to his family members and close friends. May the departed soul rests in peace. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/yT1Ci7qpfH
— Mohammed Moquim (@iammdmoquim) May 17, 2021
Amarendra Mohanty passed away today morning while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. He breathed his last at age of 63.
Popularly known as ‘Bulu’ in Ollywood, Amarendra had begun his career in music from Akashvani. He made debut in Odia film ‘Shradhanjali’ as the singer. Later, he directed many songs in films including ‘Suna Panjuri’, ‘Bhai Hela Bhagari’, ‘Basudha’, ‘Anti Chhuri Tanti Kate’, ‘Singhabahini’, ‘Pabitra Bandhan’, ‘Hey Sakha’, ‘Prema Alaga Prakar’ and ‘Ranga Barasiba Tupuru Tapuru’.