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Odia singer Murali Mohapatra collapses while performing on stage, dies

New Delhi: Murali Mohapatra, a well-known Odia singer, has died. He died while performing at a Durga Puja function in Odisha’s Koraput district. Mohapatra, who was apparently ill, sat down on a chair on stage after performing a few songs during the event. When he arrived at the hospital, he was confirmed dead. His brother, […]

Edited By : Shivani Negi | Updated: Oct 4, 2022 14:25 IST
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New Delhi: Murali Mohapatra, a well-known Odia singer, has died. He died while performing at a Durga Puja function in Odisha’s Koraput district.

Mohapatra, who was apparently ill, sat down on a chair on stage after performing a few songs during the event. When he arrived at the hospital, he was confirmed dead. His brother, Bibhuti Prasad Mohapatra, later notified him that Mohapatra had died of a heart attack. He was 59.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was one of the first to condole the demise of the singer. He took to Twitter and paid his condolences.”Saddened to know about the demise of popular singer Murali Mohapatra. His sweet voice will always ignite the hearts of listeners. May his soul rest in peace. My condolence to his family,” Patnaik tweeted in Odia.

Mohapatra was dubbed the “Akshaya Mohanty of Jeypore” because he used to imitate the late great Odia singer, songwriter, and composer Akshaya Mohanty’s singing style. He was also a government employee, working in the Jeypore sub-office.

First published on: Oct 04, 2022 02:05 PM IST

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