Pandit Raghunath Panigrahi (born 10 August 1934) is a famous Indian classical singer and Music Director. A noted vocalist of Gita Govinda, he left a promising career in film music in Chennai, to provide vocal support in his wife, Sanjukta Panigrahi, legendary Odissi danseuse performances and also a composer. He has lifetime contribution towards promoting, propagating and popularizing the life and works of Shri Jayadeva, messages of Geeta govinda and the cult of Lord Jagannatha. Raghunath Panigrahi was born on August 10, 1934 in Gunupur, Koraput, Orissa.
Sanjukta-Raghunath duo enchanted the audience for many years from the 70s till the 90s.
After the death of Sanjukta in 1997, he got associated the Nrityagram and gave music for many of their productions. He formed the 'Sanjukta Panigrahi Memorial Trust', in 1999, to promote the cause of Odissi dance. Since 2001, every year on her birth anniversary, the trust has been giving away scholarships to budding dancers, and awards excellence in the field of Odissi dance.:wave::wave::straight face: