Naveen Pays Tribute to Banikantha Nimai Charan Harichandan on Birth Anniversary

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today paid humble tribute to Padma Shri Banikantha Nimai Charan Harichandan on his birth anniversary.

Harichandan, who was considered the first Odia professional singer, was famous for his devotional songs (bhajan and janana), in addition to his wide repertoire of songs including Odissi, Chhanda, Champoo.

The Chief Minister took to twitter to highlight some of the unforgettable songs of this popular singer.

Harichandan was the first Odia singer to have received the Padma Shri in 1976.

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