Bhubaneswar: ‘Ae ta kali kaal reeti biparita bhai re’ lyricist Narayan Prasad Singh popularly known as ‘Rasaraj’ passed away today at his VSS Nagar residence here following prolonged illness. He was 86.
Born on May 28 in 1933, Rasaraj has penned several all time hit Odia songs. His philosophical and contemporary songs have had a great impact on youths.
Some of his soulful and melodious songs in Odia cinema are – Jeevan Jamuna re Juara uthere, Ratani gaja gamani, Ae ta kali kaal reeti biparita bhai re and many to name.
He made his debut as a lyricist by writing for Akashvani Cuttack. By penning several romantic songs he won the name ‘Rasaraj’ in odia film industry.