CHENNAI: Noted South Indian playback singer and National award winner Swarnalatha died at a private hospital here today following lung infection. She was 37.
Born in Kerala’s Palakkad district, Swarnalatha had sung in various languages including Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam since 1989.
She won the 1995 National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her song ‘Porale Ponnuthayi’, composed by AR Rahman, in the Tamil film ‘Karuththamma’.
Swarnalatha, who was also a dubbing artiste, is survived by parents.
Expressing shock over the death of Swarnalatha, playback singer and music director MG Sreekumar said her demise was a loss to Indian film music.