Honor to Melody Queen P. Susheela
P. Susheela known for reverberating and resonant voice
not just for South Indian movies but also in Hindi, was honored
by Sangeeth Melody Orchestra last Saturday with the
title Gana Saraswathi. Ravindra Kalakhsetra where the
program was organized witnessed thousands of music lovers.
It was a feast for her fans. Actress and politician Jayanti
and Tejaswini (wife of Ananthkumar, BJP) were the guests of
the evening. Abhinaya Sharade Jyanti honored P. Susheela with
the title Gana Saraswati by presenting Saraswati idol and
shawl. Senior journalist P.G. Srinivasmurthy gave an introductory
speech. To conclude the function, there were a whole lot of
live super hit songs by the legendary with live orchestra.
P. Susheela entered the film industry in 1952 through Telugu
film Kanna Thalli (remake of Pethra Thai). Her father's ambition
was to see her become as popular as singer M.S. Subbalaxmi.
Today she has her own space in Indian cinema space and got
name, fame and a huge fan circle. Though she stopped singing,
her fans want her to continue singing. Susheela's contribution
to South Indian film industry is incomparable. She has sung
40,000 filmy and non-filmy songs in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu,
Malayalam, Tulu and Hindi and many of them are evergreen hits.
Aparna hosted this simple but well organized program. But
it was sad that Jayanti and Tejaswini Ananthkumar who were
there as chief guests to honor such legendary singer used
this stage for their election campaigning too!