Sun, 31 Jul 2022 01:04 PM IST
Veteran Bengali and Odia singer Nirmala Mishra passed away in the early hours of Sunday at her residence in the Chetla area. The singer suffered a massive heart attack and was 81-year-old.
The singer was one of the most renowned singers and has lent her voice to several songs in Bengali and Odia films. For a long time, the singer had been battling age-related ailments.
"She suffered a massive heart attack around 12.05 am and was taken to the nearest nursing home, where the singer was declared dead," the doctor told PTI.
The singer has given several beautiful songs including, 'Eamon Ekta Jhinuk', 'Bolo to Arshi', and 'Eai Banglar Mati Te'. On the other hand, some of the Odia songs that turned out to be hit were 'Nida Bhara Raati Madhu Jhara Janha' and 'Mo Mana Beena Ra Taare'.
As per news agency PTI, the body of Nirmala Mishra will be taken to Rabindra Sadan around 11 am for her fans and admirers to pay their last respects.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed grief over the death of Nirmala Mishra.
As soon as the news of Nirmala Mishra's demise went online, several fans and famous personalities paid their heartfelt tribute.
Take a look here:
I am grieved by the sad demise of legendary singer Smt. Nirmala Mishra. Several of her timeless songs brought a new dimension to the golden age of Bengali music.— Dilip Ghosh (@DilipGhoshBJP) July 31, 2022
Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/gavjmc4m3x
Nirmala Mishra (21 October 1938 – 30 July 2022) was an Indian singer of Bengali Modern and film songs. Most of her renderings from the 1960s and 1970s are revered by music aficionados. She was one of the most respected and admired playback singers in both Odia and Bengali films. pic.twitter.com/kgIwohqVjF— Sanjib Acharya (@SanjibA96160619) July 31, 2022
Eminent singer Nirmala Mishra breathed her last yesterday night at her residence in Chetla, Kolkata. The 81-year-old singer wasn’t keeping well for some time...— S O U R A V (@Sourav_On_Line) July 31, 2022
Tollywood mourns the demise of eminent singer Nirmala Mishra ... pic.twitter.com/25PwnSVrzB
Some people depart and with them departs a part of your foundation of the castle of memories from childhood.— Ambika (@apmahapatra) July 31, 2022
RIP Nirmala Mishra, one of the first voices of melody that one grew up with#RIP#NirmalaMishra
Veteran singer and legend Nirmala Mishra left for heavenly abode. ॐ शांति 🙏— Rana | Please #Vaccinate💉 (@bladeit) July 31, 2022