Nirmala Mishra dies at 81

Nirmala Mishra dies at 81

Nirmala Mishra was an Indian vocalist who specialized in modern and film songs in Bengali and Odia. Music lovers hold in high regard the majority of her performances from the 1960s and 1970s. In both Bengali and Odia movies, she was regarded as one of the most talented and admired playback singers.

Nirmala Mishra, a seasoned Bengali singer, dies.

Well-known Bengali singer Nirmala Mishra passed away in the early hours of Sunday at her home in the southern Kolkata neighborhood of Chetla following a severe heart attack, a top physician caring for her said.

Mishra (81) was a Balakrushna Das Award winner who had long struggled with aging-related illnesses.

When contacted by PTI, the physician who was treating Mishra said that she had a severe heart attack at 12:05 a.m. and was then taken to the closest nursing home, where she was later pronounced dead.

โ€œHer body will be kept at the hospital tonight,โ€ he said.

Mishra was regarded as one of the best playback singers. She performed many songs for Bengali and Odia movies.

Some of the well-known Bengali songs she contributed her voice to include “Eamon Ekta Jhinuk,” “Bolo to Arshi,” “Kagojer phul bole,” “Eai banglar mati tea,” and “Ami to Tomar.”

Some of the film songs she sang are “Tumi Akash eakhun Jodi” and “Ami hariye felechi ganer sathire,” among others.

Nirmala Mishra Age, Family, and Early Life

Nirmala Mishra was born in the year 1938. She was 81 years old. On the eve of Durga Saptami, she was born in Majilpur as the daughter of Pandit Mohinimohana Mishra and Bhabani Devi. Later, her family relocated to Kolkata’s Chetla due to her father’s employment.

nirmala mishra family

The atmosphere in her family was musical. Both the elder brother Murarimohan Mishra and father Pandit Mohinimohan Mishra were well-known singers. Her surname was Bandopadhyay (Banarjee). Later, the title of “Mishra” was bestowed upon her family. On behalf of the “Kashi Sangit Samaj,” her father was also given the honorific titles of “Pandit,” “Sangitratna,” and “Sangitnayak.”

Nirmala Mishra Career, What was her profession?

She was given the opportunity to perform a song for the first time in 1960 in the Odia film Shri Lokanath by music director Balakrushna Das. She has performed in a number of well-known Odia films, including Adina Megha, Kaa, Malajanha, Abhinetree, and Stree.

Her song ‘Nida bhara raati madhu jhara janha’ from the 1975 Odia movie ‘Anutapa’ composed by J. Adeni still remains one of the most admired Odia songs of all time. Similarly her other songs such as ‘Mo mana beena ra taare..’ from the 1964 flick “Manika Jodi’ (Music composed by Balakrsuhna Dash), ‘Jochhana luchana..’ from the 1970 Odia movie ‘Adina Megha’ (music composed by Balakrushna Dash), Jeebana jamuna re juara uthe re..’ from the 1967 movie ‘Amada Baata’ (music composed by Akshay Mohanty), ‘Jaa Jaa re bhasi jaa, mana pabana nauka..” from the 1970 hit ‘Chilika Teere’ (music by Shantanu Mahapatra), etc. are the timeless stamps of authority in Odia music.

She also sang the female version of the iconic ‘chhapi chhapi baasanti raati..” composed by the famous music director duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal in the 1967 movie ‘Bhagya’, the male version of which has been immortalised by the legendary Odia singer Akshay Mohanty.

Unforgettable Duets

Nirmala Mishra also sang a number of unforgettable duets with the then leading male singers like Md. Sikandar Alam, Pranab Patnaik, Tansen Singh, etc. Some of the notable duets include: ‘mun tumaku bhala paae luchhi luchika’ from ‘Anupata’ with Tansen Singh, ‘Aa mayabini mana jochhana’ from ‘Ghara Bahuda’ (1973) and ‘Sei nilapari deshe..’ from ‘Suryamukhi’ (1963), ‘tike ruhana, rahi jaa na..’ from ‘Abhinetri’ with Md. Sikandar Alam, to name a few.

Eamun Ekta Jhinuk, Abese mukh rekhe piyal dale, Bolo to arshi, Kagojer phul bole, and other contemporary songs are among them. Mone Mone Koro, The list is never-ending and includes Eai banglar mati tea, Ami to tomar, Ogo tomar akash duti choke, O tota Pakhi rea, Unmona mon swapne, Chotto Sea kotha Bhalobasa, and more.

Along with a very extensive list of other songs, she has also performed in films such as Tumi Akash eakhun jodi, Ami hariye felechi ganer sathire, rimijhimi rimijhimi, Abire ranglo kea Amay, Choker moni hariye khuji, and Oi akasher Chand. In 1976, she took part in Mahalaya by Uttum Kumar, Shymol Gupto, and Hemanta Mukhophadhay as well as the geetinattyas.

Nirmala Mishra Husband, Was she married?

Mishra was married to Pradip Dasgupta.

Nirmala Mishra Net Worth, How much did she earn?

The earnings of Nirmala Mishra werenโ€™t much of a discussed topic. Hence, we donโ€™t have any info on her Net worth.

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Which school did she go to? What was her major?

The details of the high school she attended or the university she graduated from are all under review.

Her social media reach.

We did a quick search for the social media platforms of Nirmala but werenโ€™t able to find any social handles of hers.

Nirmala Mishra’s Height, Weight, Sexual orientation,

HeightN / A
WeightN / A
Hair ColorBrown
Body typeFit
 Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Nirmala Mishra’s which you should be known

Zodiac signN / A
Relationship statusMarried
PartnerPradip Dasgupta