Monday, September 13, 2010

Tritube to Singer Swarnalatha

My deepest condolences and May her soul rest in peace.

"She was born in Athikkodu near Chittur, Palakkad, Kerala, to K. C. Cherukutty and Kalyani. Her father was a good harmonium player and singer. Her mother also had interest in music. Swarnalatha is trained also in harmonium and keyboard. Swarnalatha's family later moved to Shimoga, where she had her education.

In 1987, she shifted to Chennai, where she met M. S. Viswanathan, which was a break in her career. She was introduced to film industry by M.S.V. through a duet with K. J. Yesudas, "Chinnanchirukiliye Kannamma" from the film Neethikku Dhandanai. She was well promoted by Ilaiyaraaja and later by A. R. Rahman. Most of her memorable songs were with these composers. She has also recorded a few Hindi songs, the most notable one being "Hai Rama Yeh Kya Hua" from Rangeela.

She was one of the most versatile singers of her times, as she was able to sing melodies like "Maalayil Yaaro Manathodu Pesa" from Chatriyan or "Porale Ponnuthayi" from Karuthamma as well as Rahman's experimental songs like "Mukkabla" from Kadhalan or "Mottu Vittadha" from Pavithra.

Awards and recognitions

1991 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Female Playback for "Povomma Oorkolam" from Chinna Thambi
1994 - Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Female Playback for "Porale Ponnuthayi" from Karuththamma
1994 - National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for "Porale Ponnuthayi" from Karuththamma
1994 - Kalaimamani Award"


JB - జేబి 6:17 PM, September 16, 2010  

అంత మంచి గాయని అంత త్వరగా విడిచివెళ్ళిపోవడం బాధాకరం. ఈ వార్త మొదట మీ బ్లాగు ద్వారానే రెండు రోజుల క్రితం తెలుసుకున్నా. కానీ వ్యాఖ్యానించడానికి కుదరలేదు.

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