Bhubaneswar: A Bhajan Sandhya Program was organized by Youth as a tribute to Bhikari Bal better known as ‘Bhajan Samrat’ to the people of Orissa,on the occasion of his first Death Anniversary at Soochana Bhawan, Bhubaneswar.

The Program commenced with Shantilata Chhotray singing, “Jaga Kaliare To Pade Gali Sharana”.

About one and half a dozen popular bhajans of Bhikari Bal were presented by Laxmikant Palit, Saurav Nayak, Sushant Panda, Adyesha, Ghazal, Bidyutprava, Randeep, which took the audience to the era of Bhikari Bal.

On this occasion veteran singer Radhanath Dash was awarded with Bhajan Samrat Bhikari Bal Award.

Amongst others this program was attended by Culture Minister Debi Prasad Mishra, Ekamra-bhubaneswar MLA, Ashok Panda, Music Composer and Singer  Laxmikant Palit, Sangram Keshari Paikaray and Chitta Ranjan Mohanty.