Celebrated Odia singer, composer, lyricist, musician, and writer Akshaya Mohanty is a legend in his own accord. A true visionary artist, who was much ahead of his time was born on 12th October 1936 at Cuttack. Starting his career in Government Services, he quit his job and became an All India Radio approved lyricist in 1956 and an approved composer by 1959. He had a prolific understanding of music and recorded his first song ‘Gori Gori Gori’ as playback singer in 1959 with the Odia movie ‘Maa’. Akshaya Mohanty has given music in more than 75 Odia movies and sung for more than 130 movies.