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Prafulla Kar
ପ୍ରଫୁଲ୍ଲ କର
Prafulla Kar singing in 2014
Born(1939-02-16)16 February 1939
Died17 April 2022(2022-04-17) (aged 83)
NationalityIndian
EducationGraduate (Law), Sangeeta Bisharada
Alma materUtkal University,
Gandharba University
Known forOdia Singer and Music Director,[1] Lyricist, Columnist, Writer
SpouseManorama Kar
ChildrenMahaprasad Kar[2] Sandhyadipa Kar[3] Mahadeep Kar
Parent(s)Baidyanath Kar
Sushila Kar
AwardsPadma Shri
Signature
Signature of Prafulla Kar.png

Prafulla Kar (16 February 1939 – 17 April 2022)[4] was an Odia musician, singer,[5] lyricist, writer and columnist.[6][7] He received Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award by the Government of India in 2015 for his contribution in the field of arts.[8]

Early life and career

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.[9] 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.[10][11]

In popular culture

Awards

Year Award Event Category Source
2004 Jayadeva Award Orissa State Film Awards Music [14][15]
2008 Swarna Sanjibani Award [16]
2009 Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja Award [17]
2010 Balakrushna Das Award [18]
2011 FitFat Biscope Award [19]
2012 Kadambini Award [20]
Parampara Award [21][22]
2013 Sahadev Padhi Award 11th Kumar Utsav [23]
2015 Padma Shri Arts [24]
2016 D. Lit. (Utkal University) Music [25][26]
2017 Choklate Legend Award Choklate Music Awards [27][28]

References

  1. ^ Kisan world. Sakthi Sugars, Ltd. 1982. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  2. ^ "The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Orissa | Musical tribute to singer". telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Artist Profile - Sandhyadipa". Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  4. ^ Eminent Odia Singer Prafulla Kar Passes Away 83
  5. ^ Orissa reference: glimpses of Orissa. TechnoCAD Systems. 2001. Retrieved 7 August 2012.
  6. ^ Gopinath Mohanty; Jeeban Kumar Patnaik; Santosha Kumāra Ratha (2003). Cultural heritage of [Orissa]. State Level Vyasakabi Fakir Mohan Smruti Samsad. ISBN 978-81-902761-4-6. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  7. ^ N. C. Behuria; Orissa (India). Gazetteers Unit (1990). Orissa state gazetteer. Gazetteers Unit, Department of Revenue, Government of Orissa. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Padma Awards 2015". TheIndianExpress. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  9. ^ "Prafulla Kar - Sandhyadipa". sites.google.com. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  10. ^ Rath, Punya Prava (19 November 2017). "Prafulla Kar contribution to the industry". Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Prafulla Kar Foundation ::". www.prafullakar.com. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Prafulla Kar Samman for Kavita Krishnamurthy". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  13. ^ Bureau, Odisha Sun Times (12 February 2018). "Kavita Krishnamurthy to be conferred with Prafulla Kar Samman | OdishaSunTimes.com". Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Orissa State Film Award Winners | Orissa Cinema | Odisha Ollywood". orissacinema.com. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Odisha: Film Director Aprub Kishore Bir selected for Prestigious 'Jayadev Award' for 2010, Oriya Success Orbit, Odisha Latest Headlines". orissadiary.com. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  16. ^ "'Swarna Sanjivani' award for Prafulla Kar - Other States". The Hindu. 11 May 2008. Archived from the original on 22 May 2008. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  17. ^ "Manimala Devi, Prafulla Kar Conferred with 'Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja' Award". Archived from the original on 17 December 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  18. ^ "News Archives". The Hindu. 25 October 2010. Archived from the original on 29 October 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  19. ^ "CinemaSagar » 8th FITFAT Biscope Awards -2011". Archived from the original on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  20. ^ "Kadambini Samman for Prafulla Kar - Other States". The Hindu. July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  21. ^ "Prafulla Kar, Asim Basu, Bhagirathi Mohapatra Honored with Parampara Samman-2012". Archived from the original on 17 December 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  22. ^ http://www.amaodisha.com/orissa/entertainment/singer-prafulla-kar-has-been-felicitated-by-governor-m-c-bhandare/
  23. ^ Pioneer, The. "Singer Prafulla Kar gets Sahadev Padhi Award". The Pioneer. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  24. ^ "Padma Awards 2015". Press Information Bureau. Archived from the original on 28 January 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  25. ^ "13 students presented gold medals at convocation - Other States". The Hindu. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2016.((cite news)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  26. ^ "Odisha: 3rd convocation ceremony of Utkal University of Culture held, Odisha Events, Odisha Latest Headlines". orissadiary.com. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  27. ^ Rath, Punya Prava (19 November 2017). "Prafulla Kar— the man behind introducing 'Onglish' in Ollywood! | OdishaSunTimes.com". Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  28. ^ "Prafulla Kar- the man behind introducing 'Onglish' in Ollywood! - Odisha Sun Times". Dailyhunt. Retrieved 1 March 2019.