| Raghunath Panigrahi|
| 10 August 1932 (1932-08-10) Gunupur, Odisha, India|
August 25, 2013, Bhubaneswar
Sanjukta Panigrahi (m. 1960–1997)
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Other Traditional / Folk / Tribal / Music / Dance and Theatre
Singer, Music director
Raghunath Panigrahi Wikipedia
Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi (10 August 1932 – 25 August 2013) was an Indian classical singer and music director. A noted singer of the Gita Govinda, he left a promising career in film music in Chennai, to provide vocal support to his wife, Sanjukta Panigrahi, a legendary Odissi performer and composer. He made a lifetime contribution of promoting, propagating and popularizing the life and works of Jayadeva and the cult of Lord Jagannatha.
Sanjukta-Raghunath played for many years from the 1970s until the 1990s.
After the death of Sanjukta in 1997, he was associated with the Nrityagram and gave music for many of their productions. He formed the 'Sanjukta Panigrahi Memorial Trust', in 1999, to promote the cause of Odishi dance. Since 2001, every year on her birth anniversary, the trust has been giving away scholarships to budding dancers, and awards excellence in the field of Orissi dance.
Raghunath Panigrahi was born on 10 August 1932 in Gunupur, Rayagada, Odisha. He met his future wife dancer Padma Shri Sanjukta Panigrahi at Kalakshetra dance school, subsequently they married in 1960 and had two sons. He died on 25 August 2013 in Bhubaneswar at the age of 82.
Title of Sur Mani 1968
He received an award from the government of France in the 1980s.
Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award,1976
State Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, 1993
Padma Shri, 2010
Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship
Jayadeva Samman- 2008
Lifetime Achievement award of Banichitra Awards, 2008
Degree,Doctor of Literature, Ravenshaw University, Odisha, August 2013
Degree,Doctor of Literature, Utkal University, Odisha, 2011
Degree,Doctor of Literature, Berhampur University, Odisha, 2010
- Ilavelpu (1956) (playback singer)
- Jayabheri (1959) (actor)
- Shri Shri Patitapaban Oriya Film (1963) (playback singer)
- Chinnada Gombe Kannada Film (1964) (playback singer)
- Abhinetri (1965) (choreographer)
- Sindura Bindu Oriya film (1976) (playback singer)
- Mukti Oriya film (1977) (playback singer)
- Ahalya Oriya film (1998) (Music Director)
- Nabajanma Oriya Film (playback singer)
- Kaa Oriya film (playback singer)