Saturday, 9 January 2021

Shri Shantanu Mahapatra RIP - The Music of Shantanu Mahapatra

Odia music lost an icon when Shri Shantanu Mahaptra breathed his last on 30th December 2020 at Bhubaneswar. The music composer of the memorable old Odia song "Mayuri Go", was 84 years of age. 

Here are some trivia on Sj Shantanu Mahapatra, that his fans would like to know

Shantanu Mahapatra was born at Baripada in Mayurbhanj District.

Mohd Rafi sang for Shantanu for his song Mayuri Go from the movie Arundhati

Some of the popular movies for which he composed music / was the Music Director were:

Suryamukhi, Arundhati, Chilika Teerey, Priyatama, Agnee Parikshya, Sita Rati, Jeeban Sangram, Bengali movie "Maha Pruthvi", (Source - The Samaj - He was the music director of a Hindi movie "Shodh",  which got the national award for the Best feature film. 

Favourite Lyricists - Jibanananda Pani, Gurukrushna Goswami

He had singers like Md Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Manna De, Usha Mangeshkar sing to his tunes. 

Lata Mageshkar - Sei Chuna Chuna Tara Phula  Film - Suryamukhi. Aji mu shrabani - Film - Arundhati

Mohd Rafi - Mayui Go Tuma Film - Arundhati

Mohd Rafi sang a second song for free for the movie Arundhati (Tumaku Paruni Ta Bhuli)

Mayuri Go Tuma - story behind the song. 

He was a geologist by profession and was an alumni of IIT Kharagpur!

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