Happy birthday to legendary Odia singer, music director, lyricist and writer Akshaya Mohanty. Khoka Bhai was born on 12 October 1937 at Jagannathballabh of Cuttack city.
A list of Akshaya Mohanty’s ‘Top 10’ songs is as subjective as subjective can get. Out of the innumerable songs that Khoka Bhai has to his credit, filtering 10 songs is a Herculean task, no matter what genre one decides to stick to. Nevertheless, here’s our pick, and yes, goes without saying, you might not agree with us. Here, re-live some of Akshaya Mohanty today:
He Phaguna Tume Gala Pare Pare – Akshaya Mohanty
Jajabara – Akshaya Mohanty
Smruti Tume Paunsa Talara Nian – Akshaya Mohanty
Punyara Nadi Tire Papa Ra Taru Dale – Akshaya Mohanty
Nadira Nama Alasa Kanya – Akshaya Mohanty
Nadi Phere Sagaraku – Akshaya Mohanty
Chandramalli Hase Chitralekha Othe – Akshaya Mohanty
Nishi Bijane – Akshaya Mohanty
He Mora Jibana – Akshaya Mohanty
Bhasa Megha Mun Je – Akshaya Mohanty
Akshaya Mohanty, is one personality who continues to be a shining star in the world of Odia music. Say ‘Odia music’, and in Odisha, Akshaya Mohanty’s is among the first names that come to the mind.
The legendary singer has near-dominated the Odia music industry for several decades. Despite stiff competition from other singers, Khoka Bhai made an impact on the music scene of the state, largely owing to his signature style and unique voice.