Renowned singer Kalyani Menon passes away in Chennai
Eminent classical and playback singer Kalyani Menon passed away recently in Chennai. As per reports, she was 80 years old. The late singer’s final rituals and cremation will take place tomorrow i.e. August 3 in Besant Nagar at 2 PM. She is survived by her son Rajeev Menon, a popular film director. As per Matrubhumi.com, she was undergoing treatment for paralysis.
Kalyani Menon, who was from Kerala, settled in Chennai. She became famous for her songs in the movie Dweep directed by Malayalam director, Ramu Kariat. She has sung for many South Indian movies, including Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. She even worked with music maestro A. R. Rahman during the late 1990s and early 2000s. Some of her popular songs include Omana Penne, Phoolon Jaisi Ladki, Vaadi Saathukodi and Kuluvalile among others.
The singer reportedly learned classical music from M. R. Sivaraman Nair. She was a known classical vocalist before venturing as a playback singer. The late singer even featured in a movie as Aishwarya Rai’s music teacher. She sang her last song for the movie 96.
Check out the tweet right below:
Dop & Director @DirRajivMenon Mother Smt KalyaniMenon -80years passed away in A Private Hospital few minutes away
Final Rituals and Cremation Tomorrow in Besant Nagar 2:00PM
Heartfelt Condolences pic.twitter.com/y9Sau4y2ws
— Nikil Murukan (@onlynikil) August 2, 2021
May Kalyani Menon’s soul rest in peace and we offer our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.