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Vocalist Pandit Damodar Hota passes away

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Eminent Odissi classical singer Pandit Damodar Hota died right here on Sunday attributable to previous age-related illnesses, his household mentioned.

The famend Hindustani vocalist was 87.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled his dying and mentioned that his mortal stays shall be cremated with full State honours.

Mr. Patnaik mentioned the nation misplaced two legends on Sunday, the opposite being Lata Mangeshkar.

Born on December 25, 1935 in Puri, Pandit Hota was educated in Odissi classical music by his father Gopinath Hota.

He later obtained coaching in Odissi and Hindustani classical music from Guru Nrusinghanatha Khuntia.

Beneath scholarship from Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi, Hota additionally educated beneath Pandit Omkarnath Thakur and Pandit Balwantrai Bhatt.

His analysis on Odissi classical music within the Sixties was thought-about “ground-breaking” because it revealed the historic roots, distinct ragas, talas, and lakshyanas of the style.

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