Doyen Musician Prafulla Kar’s Mortal Remains Consigned To Flames With Full State Honours

Puri: The mortal remains of Odisha Music legend and Padma Shri Prafulla Kar was consigned to flames with full State Honours at Puri Swargadwar on Monday.

At the direction of Chief Minister, Urban and Law Minister Pratap Jena and School and Mass Education Minister Sameer Dash attended the funeral of Late Prafulla Kar at Puri Swargadwar.

The body of the eminent musician was taken to Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya and Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi (OSNA) this morning.



Kar breathed his last at his residence at Satya Nagar in the city at around 10 pm, yesterday. He was 83. The veteran singer was suffering from age-related ailments.

He is survived by his wife Manorama Kar and children Mahaprasad Kar, Sandhyadipa Kar and Mahadeep Kar.

A pall of gloom descended on the Ollywood fraternity after the demise of Kar.

Born on 16 February 1939 in Puri, Kar was an eminent musician, singer, lyricist, writer and columnist.

He had become a household name in Odisha with his song ‘Kamala Desha Rajakumara’.

He had received the prestigious Padma Shri award in 2015. He was also the recipient of the Jayadeva Award in the year 2004.

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