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Darshan Raval performs at Sisupalgarh Mahotsav, Bhubaneswar

Popular singer Darshan Raval performed at Bhubaneswar’s Sisupalgarh Mahotsav 2017 on Saturday. He is one of the familiar contestants of the reality TV show India’s Raw Star.

The third edition of Sisupalgarh Mahotsav kicked off at the Sisupalgarh Dussehra Ground on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar on Friday. This year’s Sisupalgarh Samman conferred on journalist Pradyumna Satpathy.

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The inaugural evening commenced with Mahari dance by artists of Rupashree Kala Mandira, Puri. In a contemporary style, the junior and senior students of Sarala Dance Group left the audience speechless. The following item was by Nityananda Das, the only one-legged Odissi dancer in the world. He presented “Priya Sakha (dear friend)”.

He essayed his own story of how Krishna helps him to overcome the predicament of disability with amputation of a leg following an accident. The audience cheered the dancer with thundering applause. The other attractions of the evening were Chhau dance by Purulia Chhau Dance centre, laser show by a Bengaluru-based company, Mallkhamb by Fate Fighters group, Puri and modern dance by the dancers of Kings Star, a Bhubaneswar-based dance institution. All the performances hooked the audience to their seats.

Kalinga Association for Protection of Culture and Heritage chairman Sangram Keshari Paikray informed that singer Abhijit, Odishi dancer Dona Ganguly, Odia singer Ira Mohanty and Navia are going to be the main attractions of the festival.

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