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Mardal maestro Banamali Maharana passes away

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

Eminent percussionist Banamali passed away at a private on Saturday. He was 77. He was undergoing treatment at the due to age-related ailments, said family sources.

Born in village of district on May 16, 1941, earned accolades for playing 'mardala' in Odissi music and dance across the globe.

He partnered with legendary Odissi guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and his disciples, including Sanjukta Panigrahi, Priyambada Hejmadi, and around the world.

was honoured with the prestigious Orissa in 1994, Kendriya in 2004 and the Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja Sanman in 2016.

He also founded the in Bhubaneswar, which has been organising 'Utsav'.

has condoled the death of Maharana.

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First Published: Sat, November 17 2018. 18:30 IST
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