Radio Days is dedicated to the memory of the legendary Akshaya Mohanty and the AIR, Cuttack of that sizzling era of freshness and innovation.Five decades ago in Cuttack “The Silver city of Odisha” and in Odisha at large, Radio was God.it was the sole arbiter of cultural excellence and the sole purveyor of good music and drama. Akshaya Mohanty (Khoka Bhai), the enfant terrible of modern Odia music, was earnestly a product of the radio, where he was born, and where he evolved to finesse.
“Radio Days” is a compilation of eighteen songs, which he and his songwriter Devdas Chhotray created mostly in the 1960s, and in more ways than one, it marks the beginning of an epiphany,which later constituted the brand “AKSHAYA MOHANTY” .
The song “Nati tara Champa” was sung by renowned Odia singer Susmita Das and the music of the song was re-arranged by eminent Odia music director Om Prakash Mohanty.
About Susmita Das Singer : Regular artist in the AIR, Cuttack and various TV channels. Regularly performs in stage shows and cultural events both in and outside Bhubaneswar, including those in Rourkela, Sambalpur, Angul, Delhi, Mumbai, Dehradun, Jamshedpur, etc. She is also a renowned Odia singer across globe .On an average she performs in 3-4 such shows in a month. In the All India Radio her renditions include modern Odia songs, devotional songs and Odissi. In the stage shows she sings mostly Hindi and Odia film songs, devotional songs, ghazals, modern non-film songs, Odissi and semi-classical songs. She specializes in Hindi and Odia film songs of yesteryears.
( Click to Listen the Song of Gote Sari by Susmita Das )