Legendary playback singer Vani Jairam passed away
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Padma Bhushan awardee legendary playback singer Vani Jairam passed away on February 4. Vani Jairam was found dead at her residence in Chennai.
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Vani Jayaram has sung in more than a dozen languages including Tamil, Marathi, Telugu, Hindi and Bhojpuri.
She was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, ahead of Republic Day this year.
Jairam started her singing career in Bollywood and got her first break in the Hindi film Guddi (1971) directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
The song 'Bole Re Papihara' from this film brought her fame.
Born in Vellore, Tamil Nadu to a family of classically trained musicians, Jayaram's career began in 1971.
She has lent her voice to playback songs for over a thousand Indian films and recorded over several thousand songs.
She won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer thrice.
She also won state government awards from the states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.
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