Well known Odia music director Basudev Rath passed away at SCB Medical College and Hospital on Sunday. He was 68.
Rath was suffering from protracted illness for the past one month and was undergoing treatment at SCB.
He has given music for over 150 films and and around 50 music albums.
Rath’s contribution to Odia film industry was immense and his music was extremely popular. Some of the super-hit songs such as ‘Kali Dekhili Gori Dekhili’, ‘Maa Tume Jagatara Saha Bharasa’, ‘Kau Dhana Khaila Boli’ and ‘Jhumka Tike Tu Ta Halei De’ were composed by him.
Odia film and music industry has expressed deep condolences on the demise of the veteran musician.
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