Carnatic vocalist Nithyashree's husband commits suicide - The New Indian Express

Carnatic vocalist Nithyashree's husband commits suicide

Published: 20th December 2012 02:34 PM

Last Updated: 04th February 2013 02:10 PM

Popular Carnatic vocalist Nithyashree's husband Mahadevan today allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a river in the city, in a blow to her amid the annual music season in which she is a star performer.

Mahadevan, who came in a car, jumped into the Adyar river from the Kotturpuram Bridge, a locality where the couple resided, police said quoting eyewitnesses.

Police and Fire and Rescue Services arrived at the spot on information and fished out the body of the 45-year old Mahadevan. The couple have two daughters.

They said the reason for Mahadevan's decision to end his life was under investigation.

The tragedy struck Nithyashree in the midst of the "Margazhi" music festival now on in the city.

Nithyashree, who comes from an illustrious family of carnatic musicians, is grand daughter of late D K Pattammal, often hailed as one of the trinity of carnatic vocalists -- the other two being late M S Subbulakshmi and the late M L Vasanthakumari.

The month-long festival held at sabhas and concert halls in December offers a veritable feast for connoisseurs of Carnatic music with the top artists and budding ones giving performances.

Nithyashree has also sung in some Tamil movies.

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