|Education||Graduate (Law), Sangeeta Bisharada|
|Alma mater|| Utkal University, |
|Known for||Odia Singer and Music Director, Lyricist, Columnist, Writer|
|Children||Mahaprasad Kar Sandhyadipa Kar Mahadeep Kar|
|Parent(s)||Baidyanath Kar |
Prafulla Kar (born 16 February 1939) is an Oriya musician, singer,lyricist, writer and columnist. He was received Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award by the Government of India in 2015 for his contribution in the field of arts.
Born in 1939 into musician family in Puri, Odisha. His father is Baidyanath Kar and mother is Susila Kar. His elder father Khetra Mohan Kar was a renowned Tabla Player. He was raised and brought up by his grand father Bhagaban Misra and grand mother Apanna Devi because he lost his father at an early age.
Prafulla Kar has worked as music director and often as singer in 70 Oriya Films (Released and unreleased) as well as in 4 Bangla films.
|2004||Jayadeva Award||Orissa State Film Awards||Music|
|2008||Swarna Sanjibani Award|
|2009||Kabi Samrat Upendra Bhanja Award|
|2010||Balakrushna Das Award|
|2011||FitFat Biscope Award|
|2013||Sahadev Padhi Award||11th Kumar Utsav|
|2016||D. Lit (Utkal University)||Music|
|2017||Choklate Legend Award||Choklate Music Awards|
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