Noted Nirmala Mishra, a Bengali and Odia singer, died on Sunday at her home in Kolkata’s Chetla neighbourhood of a serious heart attack. She was one of the most recognised and renowned playback singers.
Mishra, 81, who sang in various Bengali and Odia films, has been suffering from age-related problems for some time.
Mishra, who was born in the West Bengal region of South 24 Parganas in 1938, received the Sangeet Sudhakar Balakrushna Das Award for her lifelong contribution to Odia music.
Eamon Ekta Jhinuk’, Bolo to Arshi’, and Eai Banglar Mati Te’ are some of her renowned Bengali songs, while ‘Nida Bhara Raati Madhu Jhara Janha’ and ‘Mo Mana Beena Ra Taare’ are some of her big Odia songs.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has conveyed her condolences on Mishra’s death.
According to official sources, the singer’s remains will be carried to Rabindra Sadan at 11 a.m. for her followers and admirers to pay their final respects.