Vani Jairam, one of India’s most versatile voices, is no more

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Experienced playback singer Vani JairamThe singer, who sang more than 10,000 songs in several Indian languages, died on February 4 in the city. She was 77 years old.

In a career spanning five decades, the renowned singer has lent her voice to songs in multiple languages ​​including Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Assamese and Bengali. Equipped with a voice that effortlessly covered any rasa, she delighted audiences across the country.

The Chennai police have started an investigation.

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According to Chennai police sources, Jairam was alone at her home when she died. Her domestic help, Mallarkudi, who came on Saturday morning, found the house locked from inside and got no response when she rang the doorbell. She went to a neighbor’s house, and they, in turn, called Jeram’s sister Uma, and informed the police. Thousands of lights police arrived at his house and opened the door using an extra key from Uma, which had arrived by then.

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Police sources added that initially it appeared that Jairam had fallen and hit his head on the table. There was a slight bruise on his forehead. The body was sent to Government Royapettah Hospital for post-mortem. The police have started an investigation calling it an unnatural death.

Padma Bhushan recipient

Born as Kalaivani on 30 November 1945, Vani Jayaram’s big break came from Hindi film. Goody in 1971, where he sang for composer Vasant Desai, and is best remembered for his rendition of ‘Giving Hum Ko Mann Ki Shakti Dina’. He has worked with many legendary composers, including MS Viswanathan, KV Mahadevan, Chakraborty, Alaiyaraja, and Sathyam, among others, spanning several film industries.

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The Government of India announced last month that Jairam, who completes 50 years as a playback singer in 2021, Will get Padma Bhushan Award.the third highest civil award, for his contribution to music.

In a short interview Hindu After announcing the Padma Awards, Ms. Jairam said that she was very grateful for the support of her fans who have been listening to her songs for the past 52 years.

Condolences are pouring in.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said in a statement that Jairam’s death is an irreparable loss to the music industry.

The Vellore-born singer mesmerized the world with her voice and sang songs in 19 languages ​​and won the hearts of many fans.

“I congratulated her when it was announced that she would be honored with the Padma Bhushan award. It is sad that she passed away before receiving the award,” he added.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy expressed grief and shock over Jairam’s demise. In a tweet, he called the singer a “rare and puritanical version of classical music.” The chief minister said the singer had “struck a chord with a strong classical foundation at the pan-India level.” He expressed his condolences to the bereaved family.

BJP national executive committee member Khushboo Sunder said in a tweet that Jairam “had a voice that has mesmerized us for years”, adding that her “sweet and gentle nature in her voice It was very clear.”

Music composer Dee Iman said in a tweet that he was shocked to hear the news of the legendary singer’s death. He said that Vani Jairam has recorded a song for his upcoming film. mixed up In August last year.

Singer KS Chhatra expressed his shock over the death of Jairam, whom he had spoken to two days ago. In a tweet, he called Jairam a “true legend” and a “versatile and multilingual singer with a strong classical foundation”.

TNBJ state president K Annamalai said the death of Ms Jairam is a loss to the music world. “He entertained us all by singing as many songs as he could in seven sawars,” he said in a tweet.

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