Legendary singer Nirmala Mishra passes away at 81

The great Bengali singer Nirmala Mishra is no more. The veteran singer died on Sunday at his residence in Chetla, Kolkata. The 81-year-old music legend, who had suffered a massive heart attack, had been suffering from age-related ailments for quite some time and was almost in bed for the past few months.

According to reports, she suffered a major heart attack around 12.05 am and was taken to a nearby nursing home, where the Bengali singer was declared brought dead.

Nirmala Mishra’s iconic Bengali songs have carved a place in our hearts, including Eamon Ekta Jhinuk, Bolo Se Arshi, and Aye Banglar Mati Te. He also enthralled the music lovers with some of his Odia hits like ‘Nida Bhara Rati Madhu Jhara Janha’ and ‘Mo Man Bina Ra Taare’. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed grief over the demise of Mishra. The singer’s body has now been kept at Rabindra Sadan to pay the last respects to her fans and admirers.

Born in 1938 in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, Nirmala Mishra’s repertoire holds several prestigious awards including the Sangeet Sudhakar Balkrishna Das Award, which was awarded to the singer for her lifetime contribution to Odia music. He also received Banga Vibhushan, Sangeet Samman and many other prestigious awards for his contribution to Bengali music.

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