Popular Oriya playback singer Tapu Mishra passes away due to post COVID-19 complication

The singer was admitted to the hospital on May 19.  (Photo Credit @ANI)

The singer was admitted to the hospital on May 19. (Photo Credit @ANI)

Singer Tapu Mishra gave his melodious voice in more than 150 films by debuting with the Oriya film ‘Kulanandan’. He also sang many bhajans in his career spanning two decades. As the news of his death spread across the state, there was a wave of mourning in different sections.

Bhubaneswar. Popular Oriya playback singer Tapu Mishra passed away during treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. She was suffering from complications post Kovid-19. Family sources gave this information on Sunday. She was 36 years old. His father also succumbed to COVID-19 on May 10. Singer breathed his last on Saturday night.

Sources in the hospital said that two days ago, he was put on ventilator support after the oxygen level dropped drastically to 45. His lungs were also badly damaged. He was admitted to the hospital on 19 May.

Another source said that the state culture department had sanctioned Rs 1 lakh from the Artists Welfare Fund for Tapu’s treatment as his family members were planning to shift him to Kolkata for ECMO treatment. The Odia film industry, or Olywood, also started raising funds for Mishra’s treatment.

Debuting with the Oriya film ‘Kulnandan’, Mishra gave his melodious voice in more than 150 films. He also sang many bhajans in his career spanning two decades. As the news of his death spread across the state, there was a wave of mourning in different sections. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has condoled his death by tweeting. He has written- ‘Sad to know about the demise of popular Oriya singer Tappu Mishra. His memories as a singer will always be remembered in the Odia music world. Heartfelt condolences to his family and friends’.




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