Binodini Devi, 1st Female Lyricist of Odia Cinema, Passes Away

Bhubaneswar: Bonodini Devi, the first female lyricist of the Odia film industry passed away in Odisha’s Angul on Monday morning at the age of 86.

Born in 1937 at Tigiria, Cuttack, Binodini Devi began her Ollywood journey as a lyricist with the film ‘Malajanha’ released in 1965. She was a lyricist of Akashvani (All India Radio), Doordarshan, movies and other broadcasting mediums.

She will be always remembered for her still haunting melodies for movies like ‘Tapoi’ (1978), ‘Sri Jagannath’ (1979), ‘Maha Sati Savitri’ (1983) and ‘Jay Jagannath’ (2007).

Her lyrics were published as books that included -‘Khokitie Khokitie’ (children’s song collection, 1986), ‘Amruta’ (devotional song collection, 1996), ‘Tiki Tiki Nali Kaincha’ (children’s poem collection, 1999) and ‘Aei Kala Mor Kalank’ (modern song collection, 2000).


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