Bhubaneswar: Dr. Sunil Satpathy, a music maestro, has passed away today. He was admitted to KIMS hospital. He was 83.

Dr. Satpathy, from Banarasi Gharana, was an associate of Girija Devi. Being executive director of AIR Cuttack he has composed many songs. Meerabai is a remarkable programme by him was aired by AIR. He served Kala Bikash Kendra as it’s principal. He has composed music for many great singer of India. He has recorded Geet Govind by Manadey. Having deep knowledge in music he has guided several students in getting PhD in music. Sangita Gosain has done her doctorate under his guidance. Dr. Satpathy has done a commendable work in preserving the tribal music of Odisha.