Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Sikandar Alam Is Dead (RIP) - The Great Oriya Singer is No More

Sikandar Alam, the great Oriya singer who is famous for his mellifuous voice and Bhajans - is dead. Mr. Alam died of a cardiac arrest at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Sikandar Alam's repertoire included a great many devotional songs and Jagannath songs. Some of his famous movies for which he was a playback singer include Amada Bata, Adina Megha, Punarmilana, Kula Chandrama, Puja, Mamata.

Some of his famous songs in a career spanning 50 years and at least 50 Oriya movie are

Brundabane Banshi Ke Bajaila Eka Radha

Aa Re Mita Aa Sangata Bela Galani  from Mamata 

Sapanara Pathe Pathe  from film Dharitri

Emitibi Nadi Achi Jie Kebe Sagarare    from Pooja

Andha Kari Mote Karilu Re Dhanya  from Bilwa Mangal

and many more.

Sikandar Alam was born in Cuttack. He was the President of Orissa Sangeet Natak Academy.