|Died||17 April 2022 (aged 83)|
|Education||Graduate (Law), Sangeeta Bisharada|
|Alma mater||Utkal University, |
|Known for||Odia Singer and Music Director, Lyricist, Columnist, Writer|
|Children||Mahaprasad Kar Sandhyadipa Kar Mahadeep Kar|
|Parent(s)||Baidyanath Kar |
Prafulla Kar (16 February 1939 – 17 April 2022) was an Odia musician, singer, lyricist, writer and columnist. He received Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award by the Government of India in 2015 for his contribution in the field of arts.
Born in 1939 into musician family in Puri, Orissa Province. His father is Baidyanath Kar and mother is Susila Kar. His uncle Khetra Mohan Kar was a tabla player. He was raised and brought up by his grandfather Bhagaban Misra and grandmother Apanna Devi because he lost his father at an early age. when student he was a part of AISF ( students wing of CPI) and as an artist he was an eminent part of IPTA , the cultural wing of CPI.
Prafulla Kar has worked as music director and often as singer in 70 Odia Films (Released and unreleased) as well as in 4 Bangla films.
|2004||Jayadeva Award||Orissa State Film Awards||Music|||
|2008||Swarna Sanjibani Award|||
|2009||Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja Award|||
|2010||Balakrushna Das Award|||
|2011||FitFat Biscope Award|||
|2013||Sahadev Padhi Award||11th Kumar Utsav|||
|2016||D. Lit. (Utkal University)||Music|||
|2017||Choklate Legend Award||Choklate Music Awards|||
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