Bhubaneswar: Odia cine lyricist Narayan Prasad Singh passed away of cardiac arrest in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. He was 85. Singh was considered to be the most popular lyricist of Odia cine industry. He has created a number of milestone songs in 60s and 70s which suit all kind of moods and situations.
His song jibana jamunare juara uthere…composed by legendary Balakrushna Dash from the film ‘Amada Bata’ describes the a girl’s apprehension as well as happiness while getting married. Singh’s another timeless song jochhana luchan dura nila gagane…from ‘Adina Megha’ rendered by Nirmala Mishra touches every music lover’s heart.
Comical song ‘udi udi udi udi jaare gudi’ in legendary singer Akshaya Mohanty’s voice and ‘dil debi dil debi’ rendered by Sikandar Alam will always amuse listeners. Whether it is ‘ratha ja gadi jaa ckhaka gadi jaa re’, ‘dele dhara katha sare’ or ‘kainchi kakudi nalita pita’, ‘pirate chori chori khela’ or ‘subhakamana ghena’, Singh’s writings have enriched Odia cine music.
A pall of gloom descended among film fraternity as soon as the news of his demise spread.