Renowned playback singer Ilaiyaraaja’s daughter, Bhavatharini, passed away at 47 during ayurveda treatment in a Sri Lankan hospital. Her unique voice and national award-winning contributions leave a void in music.
Chennai, January 26, 2024 – In a tragic turn of events, Bhavatharini, the daughter of renowned playback singer and maestro Ilaiyaraaja, passed away at the age of 47 while undergoing ayurveda treatment at a hospital in Sri Lanka. The news of her sudden demise has sent shockwaves through the music industry and beyond.
Expressing his grief, Chief Minister M K Stalin conveyed his shock and sadness at Bhavatharini’s untimely death. He acknowledged her unique voice, which had endeared her to music enthusiasts, making her a beloved figure in the industry. Stalin reminisced about her early accomplishments, highlighting her national award-winning song in the film ‘Bharathi.’
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Bhavatharini, in addition to her prowess as a playback singer, had also ventured into the domain of music direction for various films. Her contributions to the world of music were significant, and her sudden departure is being widely mourned.
Coincidentally, Ilaiyaraaja, her father, is currently in Sri Lanka for a scheduled concert on January 27 and 28. The circumstances surrounding Bhavatharini’s passing have added a poignant layer to the already somber situation.
Chief Minister Stalin extended his condolences to Ilaiyaraaja and the grieving family, recognizing the profound loss that Bhavatharini’s death represents to the music community. The void left by her departure will undoubtedly be felt by fans and colleagues alike, as they remember and celebrate her remarkable contributions to the world of music.