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Nirmala Mishra

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Nirmala Mishra
Born21 October 1938
Died31 July 2022(2022-07-31) (aged 83)
OccupationPlayback singer
SpousePradip Dasgupta
ChildrenSubhojit Dasgupta (Son)
  • Mohinimohan Mishra
  • Bhabani Devi

Nirmala Mishra (21 October 1938 – 31 July 2022)[1] was an Indian singer of predominantly Bengali and Odia film songs. She also sang popular Assamese songs, most notably "Ki Naam di Matin". She was a recipient of the Sangeet Sudhakar Balakrushna Das Award as an honour for her lifetime contribution to Odia music.

Early life and family[edit]

Mishra was born in Majilpur, as the daughter of Pandit Mohinimohana Mishra and Bhabani Devi on the eve of Durga Saptami. Later for her father's job, her family settled down in Chetla of Kolkata. There was a musical environment in her family. Father Pandit Mohinimohan Mishra and elder brother Murarimohan Mishra, both were famous singers. Her family title was Bandopadhyay (Banerjee). Later her family was awarded the title of 'Mishra'. Her father was also awarded the titles of 'Pandit', 'Sangitratna', and 'Sangitnayak' on behalf of 'Kashi Sangit Samaj'.


Music director Balakrushna Das gave her a chance to sing a song in 1960 for the first time in the Odia movie Shri Lokanath.[2] Some of the hit Odia movies in which she has sung are: Stree, Kaa, Malajanha, Abhinetree, Anutap, Kie Kaahaara, Amadaa Baata, and Adina Megha.[2][3]

Honours and awards[edit]

  • Balakrushna Das Award[4]


  1. ^ "Tollywood mourns the demise of eminent singer Nirmala Mishra". The Times of India. 31 July 2022. Archived from the original on 31 July 2022. Retrieved 31 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b "'Nida Bhara Raati Madhu Jhara Janha' Singer Nirmala Mishra Passes Away". Odisha Bytes. 31 July 2022. Archived from the original on 31 July 2022. Retrieved 31 July 2022.
  3. ^ "The Telegraph – Calcutta (Kolkata) | Orissa | Odia nightingale mesmerises crowd". telegraphindia.com. 2012. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 6 July 2012. a huge collection of songs in the Oriya film industry with films like Sri Lokanath, Ka, Shree, Jeeban Sathi, Kie Kahara, Nabajanma, Adina Megha, Bandhana, Sansara, Amar Prema, Anutapa, Manikajodi, Dharitri, Chilika Teere and Gharabahuda
  4. ^ "Other States / Orissa News : Balakrushna Dash Samman for Nirmala Mishra". The Hindu. 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2012. Nirmala Mishra has been chosen for the Sangeet Sudhakar Balakrushna Dash Samman

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