Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s legendary musician Prafulla Kar passed away, today. He was 83. The veteran singer was suffering from age-related ailments.
Kar breathed his last at his residence at Satya Nagar in the city at around 10 pm, family sources said
His last rites will be performed at Swarga Dwara in Puri tomorrow, family sources added.
He is survived by his wife Manorama Kar and children Mahaprasad Kar, Sandhyadipa Kar and Mahadeep Kar.
A pall of gloom descended on the Ollywood fraternity after the demise of Kar.
Born on 16 February 1939 in Puri, Kar was an eminent musician, singer, lyricist, writer and columnist.
He had become a household name in Odisha with his song ‘Kamala Desha Rajakumara’.
He had received the prestigious Padma Shri award in 2015. He was also the recipient of the Jayadeva Award in the year 2004.