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‘Rangabati’ Music Composer Prabhudatta Pradhan passes away

ONI Bureau:  Prabhudutta Pradhan, the music composer of the all time popular Sambalpuri song ‘Rangabati’ breathed his last at his residence in Sambalpur in the wee hours on Monday. He was 75.

Born on November 11, 1943, Pradhan started learning music at the age of 3. He learnt Tabla in Uttar Pradesh.
In the year 1969 he joined All India Radio(AIR) at Sambalpur station as an instrumentalist at a monthly salary of Ra.216/- only.

In 1975 he composed the music for Rangabati song. The script was written by Mitrabhanu Gauntia and was sung by Jitendra Haripal and Krishna Patel.

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