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Shantanu Mohapatra

Name

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Shantanu Mohapatra

Address

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Bhubaneswar, Odisha

City

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Bhubaneswar

State

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Odisha

Country

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India

Details

 

Shri Shantanu Mohapatra, is a legendary, multi-faceted personality of Odisha. A true artiste in every sense of the term, he is one of the most respected names in the Odia music industry, with which he has been associated for over five decades.He was born on November 1936, Baripada in Mayurbhanj district. He received B.Sc in Applied Geology and Geophysics in 1957 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. A born singer, Mr. Mohapatra learnt vocal music from Sangeet Narayan Banchhanidhi Panda from the age of five years and was ready for public performances at the tender age of nine years.Shantanu Mohapatra went on to compose music for over 50 odd films, features, tele & documentaries, including National Award winning Hindi films in the Best film category, like, “Shodh” ,directed by Late Biplab Roy Choudhury and “Bagh Bahadur” by Buddhadeb Das Gupta. His total compositions, both film and non-film, of all genres are over 1900 in number. He has also received the most number of awards and accolades of any music director in Odisha, totalling over 80.

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