Vani Jairam, one in all India’s most versatile voices, no extra


File picture of playback singer Vani Jairam

File image of playback singer Vani Jairam
| Picture Credit score: Vipin Chandran

Veteran Playback singer Vani Jairam, who has sung over 10,000 songs throughout a number of Indian languages, died within the metropolis on February 4. She was 77 years outdated.

In a profession spanning over 5 many years, the famend singer had lent her voice to a number of songs throughout languages together with Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Assamese, and Bengali. Armed with a voice that lent itself effortlessly to any rasa, she delighted audiences throughout the nation.

Music composer D. Imman, in a tweet mentioned that he was shocked to listen to of the legendary singer’s dying. He mentioned that Vani Jairam had recorded a tune for his upcoming movie Malai in August final yr.

Born on November 30, 1945, as Kalaivani, Vani Jairam’s large break got here with the Hindi movie Guddi in 1971, the place she sang for composer Vasant Desai, and is remembered for her mellifluous ‘Hum ko mann ki shakthi dena.’ She labored with many legendary composers, together with M.S. Vishwanathan, Okay.V. Mahadevan, Chakravarthy, Ilaiyaraaja, and Sathyam, amongst others, spanning a number of movie industries.

The Authorities of India, final month, introduced that Jairam, who accomplished 50 years as a playback singer in 2021, would obtain the Padma Bhushan award, the third-highest civilian award, for her contribution to music.

In a brief interview to The Hindu following the announcement of the Padma awards, Ms. Jairam mentioned that she was very grateful for the help of her followers who had been listening to her songs for the final 52 years.


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