Veteran singer S Janaki is very much alive, has just undergone a minor surgery
Veteran playback singer S Janaki is one of the common victims of irresponsible journalism. She has been killed by the media 2 to 3 times in the past already and has been subject to another death hoax today. In fact, her Wikipedia page has been updated with the news of her passing. We got in touch with Janaki’s official PRO Diamond Babu to get a clarity on the issue who cleared the air stating Veteran singer S Janaki is very much alive, has just undergone a minor surgery. Janaki’s son Murali Krishna has updated this information to Diamond Babu. Janaki had been declared dead by the media in 2018 and twice before. S Janaki has apparently been admitted in a private hospital in Hyderabad where she is taking treatment at the moment. She is still in the intensive care unit with the doctors monitoring her closely says Janaki’s PRO.
Janaki, who is fondly called The Nightingale of South India who has won four National Film Awards and 33 different State Film Awards. Starting in 1957 with the Tamil film Vidhiyin Vilayattu, her career has spanned over six decades. She is a recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Mysore, the Kalaimamani award from Tamil Nadu State Government and Karnataka Rajyotsava award from Government of Karnataka. In 2013, she refused to accept Padma Bhushan, and pointed that it is too little and had come "too late" and that South Indian artists were not given their due recognition. Janaki is considered to be one of all-time best playback singers in India and has recorded nearly 48,000 songs. in films, albums, TV and Radio including solos, duets and chorus songs in more than 17 languages including those native to India. S Janaki's highest number of songs are in Kannada. S Janaki sang her first Tamil song in 1957. The song Singaravelane Deva from the movie Konjum Salangai brought her to limelight in Tamil films. MS Viswanathan gave her many hit songs every year throughout 60s and early 70s. It was the song Unnidathil ennaik kodutthen Avalukendru Oru Manam. She sang many songs under many famous composers. Ilaiyaraaja - SP Balasubramanyam- S Janaki combination gave hit after hit from mid-1970s till 1990s. S Janaki is the only singer who has won state awards under top three music composers of the state MS Vishwanathan, Ilaiyaraaja and AR Rahman.
We wish singer S Janaki a speedy recovery!
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