Sangita Sudhakara
Balakrushna Dash
ବାଳକୃଷ୍ଣ ଦାଶ
Background information
Birth nameBalakrushna Dash
GenresOdissi music
Occupation(s)Odissi music Guru, singer, composer, music director

Balakrushna Dash was born on May 15 1923 in Puri ,Odisha. Sangeeta Sudhakara Balakrushna Dash (Odia: ବାଳକୃଷ୍ଣ ଦାଶ, romanized: Bāḷakruṣṇa Dāsa) was a veteran Guru of Odissi music.[1] One of the chief disciples of the legend Pt Gokul Chandra Srichandan of Kendrapada, Dash worked variously as a vocalist, composer and music director. He received the Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1975-76 for Odissi Vocal.[2] He was an Odissi classical music teacher in the GKCM Odissi Research Centre.[3]

Balakrushna Dash started his music career as a singer of Odissi classical music (Odissi, Chhanda, Champu and other facets) at AIR, Calcutta in the year 1944. Later he started working as music director in films. His first film as a music director was Kedar Gouri in 1954. He directed music in 20 films viz. Amadabata ,Abhinetri. Adinamegha, Mathura Vijay, Basanta Rasa and hundreds of non-film albums including Odissi, Drama, Theatre and music programs for the AIR, Cuttack.[4][5]

Among his disciples are Shyamamani Devi and Ramhari Das.[citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ Dey, S.C. (1990). The Quest for Music Divine. Ashish Publishing House. ISBN 9788170243014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  2. ^ Archived 2014-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "". Archived from the original on 29 March 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  4. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014.
  5. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014.