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Noted Odia lyricist Gurukrushna Goswami passes away

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Cuttack: Veteran Ollywood lyricist Gurukrushna Goswami passed away at his residence in Shivaji Nagar here this morning. He was 85.

According to family sources, Goswami died due to protracted illness. He is survived by wife, two sons and two daughter-in-laws.

Goswami was a script writer, lyricist and music director and was associated with Odia music industry over six decades.

He made his debut as the lyricist in Ollywood in the film ‘Maa’ released in 1958. The songs in the films including ‘Arundhanti’, ‘Suryamukhi’, ‘Kiye Kahar’, ‘Gapa Helebi Sata’, ‘Jeban Saathi’, ‘Agni Pariksha’, ‘Samay’, ‘Priyatama’, ‘Ranabhumi’ and ‘Pathara Khasuchi Bada Deulu’ are the most popular lyrics ever in the industry. He had also penned two films — ‘Arundhanti’ and ‘Suryamukhi’.

Some of his melodious songs which are considered evergreen songs in the film industry includes ‘Phulei rani Saja Phula’, ‘Mu je janena kaha baata’ and ‘Abhimani bandhure’.

Entire Ollywood industry was saddened by the demise of great lyricist.