Odisha’s legendary lyricist ‘Rasaraj’ no more

Bhubaneswar: Legendary lyricist Narayan Prasad Singh popularly known as ‘Rasaraj’ passed away following prolonged illness here today.

He breathed his last at his residence at VSS Nagar in Bhubaneswar. He was 86.

Eminent personalities in the film industry rushed to his residence to pay last respect to the departed soul.

Born on May 28, 1933 Narayan Prasad Singh earned a big name in the world of odia music. He was the lyricist of several soulful and melodious songs in Odia cinema.

He made his debut in music by writing for Akashvani Cuttack. He became ‘Rasaraj’ in odia film industry for penning more than a hundred of songs that touched the heart of almost all the people both in cities and villages.

‘Ae ta kali kaal reeti biparita bhai re’, ‘Udi udi jaye gudi’, ‘Jeevan Jamuna re Juara uthere’, ‘Ratani gaja gamani’ were the masterwork among his all time popular hit songs in the industry.

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