NFTV:Odisha:Bhubaneswar: Government of Odisha renamed ‘Bilung’ village under Bamra Tehsil in Sambalpur district as ‘Rangabati Bilung’ in recognition of the ‘Rangabati’ song. The village is the native place of Padma Shri Mitrabhanu Gauntia, the lyricist of the famous Sambalpuri song ‘Rangabati’.

The State Government on obtaining No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Ministry of Home Affairs CS Division/ M&G Section, Government of India, New Delhi in their letter No. 11/23/2019-M&G dated 03.07.2020 read with Ministry of Science and Technology Letter No. F.No.SM/28/19/2019 dated 20.01.2010 do hereby rename “Bilung” as “Rangabati Bilung comes under Bamra Tahasil of Sambalpur District in the State of Odisha as specified in Column(3) of the schedule below with the name as mentioned against Column-4, 5 & 6 with effect from the date of publication of this Notification in the Odisha Gazette,” said a notification issued by the Revenue and Disaster Management department of state government.