Jeypore: Popular singer Murali Mohapatra died after collapsing while performing at a Durga Puja event in Jeypore in Odisha’s Koraput district on Sunday.
According to sources, Mohapatra felt unwell during his performance at Durga Puja cultural event in Jeypore organised by a Dusshera Puja Committee. He complained of uneasiness and was immediately rushed to nearby hospital for treatment after preliminary examination. However, he was declared brought dead. He died of a suspected heart attack.
On demand of audience, Mohapatra sang veteran singer Akshay Mohanty songs. He was also serving as a clerk at Jeypore Deputy District Collector’s office.
A pall of gloom descended on Odia music industry following the tragic death of the singer.