POPULAR Odia playback singer Tapu Mishra died due to post-COVID complications while undergoing treatment at a private hospital here, family sources said on Sunday. She was 36. Her father had also succumbed to COVID-19 on May 10. The singer breathed her last on Saturday night. She was put on ventilator support two days ago after her oxygen level drastically dropped to 45.
Her lungs had also suffered extensive damages, sources at the hospital where she was admitted on May 19 said. The Odia film industry, or Ollywood, had also started raising funds for Mishra’s treatment.Debuting in Odia film ‘Kulanandan’, Mishra had lent her melodious voice in over 150 movies. She had also sung many bhajans during her career spanning over two decades.