The mortal remains of popular Odia playback singer Tapu Mishra, who passed away while undergoing treatment for post Covid-19 complications at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar last night, were consigned to flames at Satyanagar crematorium in State Capital on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar, June 20: The mortal remains of popular Odia playback singer Tapu Mishra, who passed away while undergoing treatment for post Covid-19 complications at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar last night, were consigned to flames at Satyanagar crematorium here on Sunday.
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) executed her cremation as per the Covid guidelines while her husband Deepak Pujahari lit the funeral pyre in presence of family members and a handful of friends.
The singer breathed her last on Saturday night. She was 36. Her father had also succumbed to Covid-19 on May 10.
Mishra was put on ventilator support two days ago after her oxygen level drastically dropped to 45. Her lungs had also suffered extensive damages, hospital sources said.
Debuting in Odia film ''Kulanandan'', Mishra had lent her melodious voice in over 150 movies. She had also sung many bhajans during her career spanning over two decades.
Condolences poured in from different quarters as soon as the news of her death spread across the State.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik tweeted, "Saddened to know about the passing away of popular Odia singer Tapu Mishra. Her memories as a singer will always be remembered in Odia music world. Heartfelt condolence to her family and friends”
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan took to twitter route to express his condolences on the demise of the singer.
“I am saddened and saddened to hear the news of the death of Tapu Mishra, a famous singer of Odisha. In a very short time, she earned fame for her sweet voice and became well-known in Odia households. In her absence, the Odisha music world lost a talented singer,” Pradhan tweeted in Odia.
Several artistes from Odia film industry including music directors, singers and filmmakers mourned over the Mishra’s death and expressed deep condolence towards the bereaved family.