Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s Bhajan maestro Arabinda Muduli who delivered many soulful Bhajans passed away in the wee hours today. He died at 56 of cardiac arrest at a private hospital here.
According to reports, Muduli was admitted to hospital after he complained of chest pain at around 2 am but haplessly he breathed his last while undergoing treatment.
Family sources said his mortal remains will be taken to his village at Khanati in Khurda district from his residence at Bhimatangi here and his last rites will be performed at Puri Swargadwar.
Muduli who was born in 1961 and was a disciple of Bhajan Samrat Bhikari Bal had more than 3000 songs to his name. He has sung various hit bhajans like ‘Bali Kheluthile Nanda Suta Kala Kanhei’, ‘Kala Saante Achha Kemante’ and ‘Jaga Pain Niti Malli Phula’ which touched the hearts of lakhs of Odias.
He was known to be a vehement devotee of Lord Jagannath and used to turn down offers to sing commercial movie songs instead of Bhajans.