Akshaya Mohanty Still Rules The Heart Of Odias

Bhubaneswar: Several eminent personalities including Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and internationally acclaimed sand artist Padmashri Sudarshan Pattnaik paid their tributes to the legendary Odia singer, lyricist and music composer Akshaya Mohanty on his 82nd birth anniversary.

Though this legendary singer-lyricist-music composer all-in-one is dead since long -17 November, 2002, he still reigns in the hearts of millions of Odias with his evergreen songs and lilting music.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik and Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik are among the many eminent people who have used micro blogging site twitter to pay their homage to the great singer.