Legendary singer Sishtla Sreeramamurthy Janaki who is widely known as S. Janaki is a popular playback singer. She has recorded songs in over 17 regional languages. This four time National Film Awards winner is popularly known down south for some classic tracks, especially romantic duet songs. S Janaki started her singing career in 1957 and yesterday bid adieu to it by singing one last time in Mysuru. Yes, she enthralled the audience in the same city where she had performed her first public concert back in 1957.Also Read - Karnataka Lockdown: Bommai Govt Makes Big Announcement, Plans to Relax Curbs For Commercial Establishments, May Open Borders
There were many who gathered to listen to The Nightingale of the South. But you’ll be shocked to know that the footfall was so high that some were upset that they didn’t get seats. The concert was held at the amphitheatre at Manasagangotri, the PG campus of the University of Mysore, reports TOI. Before the concert started, S Janaki requested the audience not to record it, reports the daily. (ALSO READ: S Janaki death hoax: Nightingale of the South becomes victim of death hoax after announcing retirement) Also Read - Karnataka Lockdown: Night Curfew Must Continue Till Festive Season is Over, Say Cabinet Ministers Amid COVID Third Wave Fear
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The report quoted the 79-year-old S. Janaki saying, “I made my foray in singing n 1957. I am content having sung so many songs. And this is going to be my last programme.” She also told the audience that she won’t be able to perform like she did before. “I urge everyone to enjoy my performance with a large heart,” said S Janaki. Veteran actors Jayanthi, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan and Rajesh, former minister GT Devegowda, Mysuru royal family member Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, were also present for the concert.