Odia singer Chitta Jena is no more

The popular Odia singer of yester-years Chitta Jena is no more. Jena has died yesterday in a private hospital after a prolonged illness. A melodious voice has been silenced for all the times to come. Born in 1941, Jena reigned at the horizon of popularity with his unforgettable numbers like ‘ki sundara aaha ki ananda maya or ‘Mo priya tharu kiye’ few evergreen songs keep resounding taking the listeners on the wings of melody.

Jena who gave his first rendition in 1974 in the film ‘Maha Akasha’ quickly shot into fame with the prestigious award ‘ Prafulla Kumar Samman’.