Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy to play Rangabati at Asian Athletics meet


Bhubaneswar: The evergreen Sambalpuri folk song Rangabati is all set to stir waves at Kalinga Stadium by the trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy at the inaugural ceremony of 22nd Asian Athletics Championship on July 5.

On Wednesday, Sambalpur Collector Samarth Verma convened a meeting where Rangabati singers Jitendra Haripal and Krishna Patel, lyricist Mitrabhanu Gountia and music director Prabhudutta Pradhan were invited so that their consent could be secured for the song to be performed by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan and Loy.

Although lyricist Mitrabhanu Gountia could not make it to the meeting, he has reportedly given his nod too.

Haripal said the team is proud that the popular folk song will be sung by Shankar Mahadevan before guests and athletes from across Asian countries. He said they have been invited to attend the inaugural ceremony where the song will be performed.

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