Monday, September 21, 2015

Radhika Thilak passes away

KOCHI: Renowned Malayalam playback singer Radhika Thilak passed away at a private hospital here Sunday, her family sources said. She was 45.

Thilak was diagnosed with cancer one-and-a half years back and had since been under medication. She is survived by husband Suresh Krishna and daughter Devika, a student of law.  

A popular face on Doordarshan, Thilak had sung in around 70 Malayalam films including, 'Guru', 'Ottayal Pattalam' and 'Deepasthambham Mahashcharyam'. She was also known for her stage programmes.

Thilak was taken to hospital from her Panampally Nagar residence with fever. She lost her battle against cancer at 8.15 pm, hospital sources said.

Daughter of Thilak and the late Girija Devi, Radhika came to the world of singing through the light music programmes of All India Radio. She was also active in stage shows.

The death is an irreparable loss to the music world, film director Rajasenan said. Singer MG Sreekumar said Radhika Thilak had all the potential to be one of the top singers along with Chithra and Sujatha.

The cremation of Radhika, resident of Arwin Rosedale Apartments in Panampilly Nagar, is scheduled for Monday.

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