Sujit Mohanty

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The Odia community lost a reputed singer (and lawyer) Sujit Mohanty.  He passed away peacefully on Sunday (January 22, 2017).  He belonged to the second generation (45 RPM) of gramophone recording artists behind the Akhsyaya Mohanty era.  He had entertained the Odia community for more than 3 decades.  The picture on the record (he had presented to me) was debuted in 1981.  To many of us it is a personal loss.  We express our condolence and much sympathy to the bereieved family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 Responses

  1. Professor Swoyam Prakash Rout

    My friend Sujit known to me from early childhood. We studied in Stewart School and in Ravenshaw College. Starting his career as a Lecturer in English at Ravenshaw College and then at Utkal University, Vani Vihar.I had to other friends from my School and college and they also joined as Lecturers namely Devanand Misra and Pranab Kishore Das. Sujit and aPranab were excellent cricketers and played for Odisha schools and Ranji Trophy .Sujit and Devanand are no more and both of them were lawyers by profession
    Sujit was a versatile singer and has sung songs in Odia and Hindi.He was very popular and has sang songs with Akshay Mohanty the perperator of modern Odia songs and a egend in Odisha. I pray to Lord Jagannath that his eternal soul may rest in peace.

  2. Pravash Mishra

    Sujit Mohanty was our ‘Sir’ … our Reader in English literature in Ravenshaw College, before moving to the US in 1981. We had also shared the stage quite a few times. Despite his rich family background, he was very jovial and friendly with everyone around….. May his soul Rest In Peace …..

  3. Nrusingha C Mishra

    I was connected with Sujeet Sir in Facebook. Every Saturday morning I was used to hearing great songs of Rafi Saheb. The last song I heard from him was on Jan 21st Saturday at 22 AM, a romantic song by Mukesh, kya khoob lagti ho. On Jan 23 saw a sad note by his son posted on Face book that he is no more. I could not believe it. Music Was just one of his gifted skills. He was a muti- faceted full complete personality with numerous talents. He will be dearly missed by people who know him in this world. I offer my deep condolences for the members of the family. With fond memory of this departed glorious soul, Nrusingha Mishra

  4. Sandip K. Dasverma

    I came to know of Sujit when a cousin asked me to carry a note book of songs for him from India around 1993/94. Later I knew him when he came in to the OSA team as a pro-bono lawyer between 2007-2009 and participated initially in the OSA’s historic turn around. He spent a lot of hours and time in those years – to helped us keep things straight and legal – so OSA later won the court case by a few disgruntled members. This was a very stressful time for OSA and he really helped us. At times I remember calling him at mid night, so we can respond to the litigants in time, next morning. Pandey & We who were involved surely appreciate his contribution and appreciate it. I hope & wish his family may be able to bear his sudden departure and irreparable loss, with dignity. May his soul RIP.

  5. Sandip K. Dasverma

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    I came to know of Sujit when my cousin asked me to carry a note book of songs for him, from India around 1993/94. Later I knew him closely & in person, when he came in to the OSA team as a pro-bono lawyer between 2007-2009-2010 and participated in the OSA’s historic turn around. He spent a lot of hours and time in those years – to help us keep things straight and legal. Thus OSA later won the court case, by a few disgruntled members. This was a very stressful time for OSA and he really helped us, wade through. At times, I remember calling him at mid night, so we can respond to the litigants in time, next morning. We, who were involved surely appreciate his contribution. I hope & wish, his family is be able to bear his sudden departure and irreparable loss, with dignity. May his soul RIP.

  6. Ashoka Harichandan

    First of all ogadmin please correct the date to 2017. (Dad news must be sad news, slight correction.) I was in Montreal Canada while Sujeet/Sujit was in the States from the years 1981 till 2009 and annual visits thereafter. I know he did not always have the time to attend OSA conventions. We both attended the one in Ontario 1986. His classmate and Sandip accurately describe his helpful nature and his abilities.

  7. Sudhansu Mohanty

    I was no way associated with him but his soul filled and humorous songs ……..in 80s his songs were so popular ………. I still recall my school days when we friends sung his melodious songs beating school desks and enjoyed ……. I really feel this as a loss to Odisha and mostly to lovers of odia songs ….. his famous “Natia Mohanty” song shall forever ring my ears ….. my deepest condolences to his bereaved family ………. may his soul rest in peace …..

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