It is with deep sorrow that we report the passing of Bhavatharini, daughter of renowned music director Ilaiyaraaja and a talented playback singer, on January 25. The 47-year-old artist had been bravely battling liver cancer for the past few months.
Bhavatharini sought treatment for her illness in Sri Lanka, but unfortunately, she succumbed to the disease around 5 pm. Her mortal remains are set to be brought back to Chennai on January 26, where the final rites will be conducted.
The music fraternity mourns the loss of a gifted singer, and our thoughts go out to Ilaiyaraaja and the entire family during this difficult time.