Renowned Odia Bhajan singer Arabinda Muduli died of cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar in the wee hours today. He was 57. He has captivated lakhs of people with his splendid bhajans.
According to family sources, Muduli was taken to the hospital after he complained of chest pain around 2 am. However, he breathed his last while being admitted for treatment.
He was under medication since 2013 due to heart-related problems. His body will be taken to his native place Khanati in Khordha district. Later, the last rites will be performed at Swargadwar in Puri, the sources said.
Born on September 1, 1961, Arabinda Muduli had won hearts of one and all with his devotional songs. A disciple of Bhajan Samrat late Bhikari Bal, Muduli was also a lyricist and music composer.
Muduli had more than 3000 songs to his name. He has sung various hit bhajans like ‘Kala Saante Acha Kemante’ and ‘Jaga Pain Niti Mali Phula’ which had won hearts of millions of Odias. He was known to be an ardent devotee of Lord Jagannath and used to turn down big offers to sing commercial movie songs instead of bhajans.