Saturday, April 16, 2011

Film world shares Chithra’s grief

‘Sruthi’, Chithra’s residence in Virugambakkam, wore a grim look on Friday when the body of Nandana, the singer’s daughter who drowned in a swimming pool at a villa in Dubai Thursday, was brought there.

Hundreds of people from all walks of life, including top names in singing and acting arenas, came to pay their last respects to Chithra’s eight-year-old daughter and consoled Chithra, who wept uncontrollably.

Music composers Illayaraja, Koti and Ganesh, playback singers P Susila, S Janaki, S P Balasubramanyam, Mano, S P Shylaja and Sujatha, actors Sivakumar, Ajith, Shalini and many others from the film industry paid floral tributes to the mortal remains of the child.

The last rites were held at 4.30 pm at the Vadapalani AVM Funeral Ground. Nandana had fallen into the pool and though she was rushed to the hospital, she was declared dead. She was in Dubai with her mother, who was there to take part in an A R Rahman concert.

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