Narada Disasekara

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Narada Disasekara
Born (1933-06-00)June , 1933
British Ceylon
Died 10 May 2010
Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Known for Sinhala music

Narada Disasekara (June 1933 – 19 May 2010) was a Sri Lankan classical singer. He won the first Sarasaviya Award for Male Playback Singing in 1964 for his duet "Galana Gangaki Jeevithe" with a young Nanda Malini for Ranmuthu Duwa.

Disasekera had started as a mechanic of the Engineering section of National Radio Ceylon and later became a popular singer of the Radio Ceylon.

“Chandana Enga Gala”, “Eya Pamanai Mage Mihirata”, “Mulu Hadin Mama Obata Pemkara” are some of Radio Ceylon songs of Narada.

“Galana Gangaki Jeewithe”, “Pipee, Pipee Renu Natana”, “Gamana Nonimei Lokaye”,

“Aarichchi Borichchi” was the background songs sung by him which became hits.

He has also provided background songs for the films “Hathara Kendaraya”, “Senasuma Kothenada”, “Adarayai Karunawai, and “Manamalayho”.

Disasekara died on 19 May 2010 at the age of 76.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sri Lankan vocalist Narada Disasekara passes away". 19 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010.