Shantiraj Khosla

Shantiraj Khosla (7 October 1966 – 27 May 2021) was an Indian music composer and singer who mainly worked in the Odia film and music industry.[1]

Shantiraj Khosla
Born(1966-10-07)7 October 1966
Died27 May 2021(2021-05-27) (aged 54)
NationalityIndian
Known forOdia music director and singer
Spouse(s)Sagarika Khosla
ChildrenShruti Prasarini
Parent(s)Martin Khosla (father)
Sabitri Khosla (mother)
AwardsOdisha State Film Awards, 2018

Early lifeEdit

Shantiraj was born on 7 October 1966, in Jeypore, Odisha, India.[2] He was a student of Vikram Dev College, Jeypore.[3]

CareerEdit

Khosla was a guitarist and mandolin player.[4] He started his musical career with Akashvani Jaipur. Later he came to Cuttack and learned Hindustani classical music. After that, he started composing some Odia music albums, bhajans. In 2002, he started composing Odia film songs. His first Odia film was Wrong Number. He has worked in more than 20 movies and around 2,000 Odia album songs.[5]

In 2019, he won the Odisha State Film Awards-2018 for Odia film Pheria.[6]

ComposerEdit

  • 2014: Jai Hind
  • 2012: ACP Ranveer
  • 2011: Baishi Pahache Kheliba Mina
  • 2010: Tora More Jodi Sundara
  • 2010: Aakhi Palakare Tu
  • 2010: Don
  • 2009: Keun Dunia Ru Asila Bandhu
  • 2008: Mate Ani Dela Lakhye Faguna
  • 2008: Mu Sapanara Soudagar
  • 2008: Dhanare Rakhibu Sapatha Mora
  • 2007: Bandhu (Odia part)
  • 2007: To Bina Mo Kahani Addha
  • 2002: Wrong Number

DeathEdit

Khosla died from COVID-19 related issues at SCB Medical college and Hospital, Cuttack on 27 May 2021, during its pandemic in India.[4][7] He tested COVID positive on 19 May and was in home isolation when was rushed to SCB Medical after he developed health complications on 22 May.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shantiraj Khosla, Odisha's Noted Music Director, Dies Of COVID-19". www.sambadenglish.com. Eastern Media. Archived from the original on 27 May 2021. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  2. ^ "ଚିରଶାନ୍ତିରେ ଶୋଇଗଲେ ଶାନ୍ତିରାଜ" (in Odia). Sambad. 28 May 2021. Archived from the original on 28 May 2021. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  3. ^ Satapathy, Sagarika (27 May 2021). "Renowned Music Director Shantiraj Khosla succumbs to Covid-19". The News Insight. Archived from the original on 28 May 2021. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Eminent music director Shantiraj Khosla dies at 50". OrissaPOST. Bhubaneswar. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Renowned Odia music director Shantiraj Khosla dies of Covid-19". Argus News. Cuttack. 27 May 2021. Archived from the original on 28 May 2021. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Odisha State Film Awards announced. Here's detail | Sambad English". Sambad English. Bhubaneswar: sambadenglish.com. 10 December 2019. Archived from the original on 28 May 2021. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Music director Shantiraj dies of Covid". The Pioneer. Bhubaneswar. 28 May 2021. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Noted Odia singer, Music director Shantiraj dies of covid". United News of India. Bhubaneswar. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 28 May 2021.

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