Cuttack: Eminent lyricist and poet Guru Krushna Goswami passed away today at his residence at Shelter Chhak here following prolonged illness related to old age. He was 84.
He has over 1600 folk, devotional and modern songs to his credit. He is the celebrated lyricist of over 30 Odia feature films.
Among his other contribution to the field of music, Mu Je Janena Kaha Bata, Phulei Rani Sajaphula, E Banara Chhayi, Antare Kande Bahare Hase Mu, Sei Chuna Chuna Taraphule are most heart touching and ever green.
Born to Gokulachandra and Sraddhabati, Gurukrushna Goswami has won several prestigious awards including the Best Lyricist Award (1996), Bhaktakabi Salbeg Award (2000), Orissa Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.
Condolences poured in from across the Ollywood industry and literature society after the sad demise of Goswami.