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Prafulla Kar – Award Winning Odia Musician Biography & Musical Journey

Prafulla Kar

Prafulla Kar is an award winning Oriya musician, singer, lyricist, writer and columnist. He is making magic through his music.


Name : Prafulla Kar
Date of Birth : 16 February 1939
Age : 77 year
Birth Place : Puri, Odisha

Spouse: Manorama Kar
Occupation : Director, Lyricist, Columnist, Writer And Singer

Children : Mahaprasad Kar, Sandhyadipa Kar, Mahadeep Kar

Parent(s) : Baidyanath Kar, Sushila Kar

Prafulla Kar


Prafulla Kar Born in 16 February 1939 into a family of Musicians, Praffula Kar showed early promise as a singer at home in Puri, the abode of Lord Jagannath. His fathers elder brother Sri Khetra Mohan Kar was a renowned Table Player, who could bring down the artistes of National repute Like Hirabai Barodekar, Maitra, A kanan  & Malabika Kanan and many others as family friends to their home.

This adorable child of Baidyanath Kar and Susila Kar had opportunity to listen such veterans from childhood and music start ed flowing in his blood at a tender age, but he lost his father at an early age. His career started  growing under   the guidance of his maternal uncles. His grand father Bhagban Mishra and grand mother Apanna Devi rightly brought him up with moral and spiritual influence.


To his and L.L.B degrees from Utkal University he subsequently added the Sangeet Visharad from Akhil Bharat Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Maharastra under the guidance of Pt. Markandeya  Mohapatra , Odissi Music from noted gurus of Puri and had deep culture in it. His professional Career in music took off in 1960 and he rapidly established himself as an acclaimed A-Grade Vocalist , Composer and Lyricist for All India Radio .


Praffula Kar has directed the music of an amazing for more than 70 Oriya Films (Released an non-released) as well as Four Bengali films. For his outstanding contributions to the field of Film music, the Govt. of Orissa has honoured Sri Kar with Best Dir3ector Award for Oriya films on eight occasions . out of which six were  given on consecutive occasions , a record achievements even at the National level.


Mamata                                      1975                    Balidan   1978

Sesa Srabana                              1976

Bandhumahanty                           1977

Mukti                                         1977

Sati Anasuya                               1978

Tpasya                                       1978

Sita Laba Kusha                           1980

School; Master                            1985


  • Padma Shri, 2015
  • Jayadeva Award, 2004
  • D. Lit (Utkal University)
  • Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja Award, 2009
  • FitFat Biscope Award, 2011
  • Swarna Sanjibani Award, 2008
  • Balakrushna Das Award, 2010
  • Parampara Award, 2012
  • Kadambini Award, 2012

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