Nirmala Mishra

Nirmala Mishra

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Nirmala Mishra Profile

  • Name:
  • Nirmala Mishra
  • Father:
  • Mohinimohan Mishra
  • Mother:
  • Bhabani Devi
  • Spouse:
  • Pradip Dasgupta

Nirmala Mishra Biography

Nirmala Mishra was a very famous singer of Bengali songs. She rendered her voice for both Bengali Modern and film songs, and she owns several evergreen hit songs to her credit. She has also sung Nazrul Geeti, Rabindra Sangeet, Shyama Sangeet, Patriotic songs, Folk Songs etc. She was a playback singer with several chartbuster hits. As a playback singer she was given the first break by the composer Balakrushna Das through 1960 movie Shri Lokanath. Her popular songs are included in the films - Kie Kaahaara, Stree, Abhinetree, Anutap, Amadaa Baata, Kaa, Malajanha and Adina Megha. She was a recipient of numerous awards including Balakrushna Das Award.


Nirmala Mishra was born in Majilpur, Bengal Presidency in British India as the daughter of Mohinimohan Mishra and Bhabani Devi. She was born on an auspicious day of Durga Saptami. She belonged to a family with music background. Many of the members of her father’s family were professionally into singing. Her residence was near to the home of legendary singer and musician, Hemant Kumar. Banerjee is the original surname of the family, and ‘Misra’ is the honorary title received by her father, which he added to his name. Her father worked in Merchant office of Kolkata. Her elder brother was also a well-known musician.


She was seriously ill in 2018 and was hospitalized. But later she slowly recovered. She was suffering from several old age related diseases including pneumonia when she got admitted. A household name in every Bengali family since 1970s, she still has millions of fans. Some of her popular songs are “O Tota Pakhire'' and ''Emon Ekti Jhinuk Khuje Pelam Na''. Hearing about her falling health, her fans prayed for her speedy recovery.


Published: January 12, 2020

Updated: January 12, 2020

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