Poet Laxman Masturiya dies at 69

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Nov 2018 10:38:43


Staff Reporter,


Eminent Chhattisgarhi lyricist, poet and singer Laxman Masturiya died of heart attack at his residence located at Professor Colony in Raipur, on Saturday. He was 69. He is survived by his wife Leela Masturiya, three sons namely Dinesh Goswami, Ramesh Goswami and Chandresh Goswami.

Speaking to The Hitavada, Ramesh Goswami, son of Laxman Masturiya, confirmed that his father died of heart attack at his residence on Saturday. Laxman Masturiya was suffering from viral fever for few days. On Saturday morning, he had complaint of chest pain and was rushed to the hospital, however, he breathed his last on the way. His last rites will be performed at Mahadev Ghat Muktidham on Sunday.

Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh, Speaker of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly Gaurishnakar Agrawal and Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader T S Singhdeo expressed grief over his sudden demise.
In her condolence message, the Governor said that Mastuiriya contributed a lot for art and literature of the state. Anandiben Patel said that the sudden demise of Laxman Masturiya was irreparable loss for the State. The Governor expressed sympathy towards the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.
Eminent litterateur Dr Ajay Pathak said that the sudden demise of Laxman Masturiya was a big loss for Chhattisgarhi and Hindi.

Masturiya’s life was struggling. Poet Mastruya wrote around five books. Laxman Masturiya’s famous song is ‘Mor Sung Chalo Re’. He also sang songs for Akashvani.
Eminent Chhattisgarhi film director Manoj Verma said that the sudden demise of Laxman Masturiya has created a vaccum in Chhollywood and he wrote serious stories and songs, spreading the message to the society, for the film industry.

“Laxman Masturiya, who made first and last movie Maya Manjari, met me at my studio 15 days ago. Masturiya informed me that he suffered financial crisis and so he was unable to release his film,” pointed Director Verma.
Masturia brought cultural awakening among the people in state through his poems and songs. He was born on June 7, 1949 at Masturi in Bilaspur district.

Masturiya achieved fame at the age of 22 when he became the best singer of famous cultural club of those days, ‘Chandaini Gonda’. The club was founded by Ramchandra Deshmukh with an objective to spread the cultural awakening and regional pride of Chhattisgarh in the nation and abroad. Apart from poet and folk singer Masturia also wrote books titled ‘Hamu Beta Bhuiyan Ke’, ‘Gawai Ganga’, ‘Dhanuhi Bansuria’ and ‘Mati Kahe Kumhar Se’. Besides, Music India also released many cassettes of Laxman Masturia. He also composed the songs of famous Chhollywood film ‘Mor Chaiyan Bhuiyan’. His songs ‘Mor Sung Chalao Re’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ka Beta’ are still famous in Chhattisgarh.