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Music composer of ‘Rangabati’ song Prabhudatta Pradhan passes away

Prabhudatta Pradhan

Sambalpur: Prabhudutta Pradhan, the music composer of the all time great Sambalpuri song “Rangabati”, breathed his last in the wee hours today. He was 75.

Prabhudutta breathed his last at 4 am this morning at his residence in Sambalpur Road, his family informed.

As early as at the age of three years Prabhudutta started learning music under the mentorship of his father. In the year 1969 he joined All India Radio (AIR) at Sambalpur station as an instrumentalist.

But it was only in the year 1975 he got a breakthrough when he composed the music for Rangabati song.

The popular Sambalpuri song was written by Mitrabhanu Gauntia and composed by Prabhudatta Pradhan and originally sung by Jitendra Haripal and Krishna Patel. It has been recreated in many Indian languages.

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