Malayalam playback singer Radhika Thilak passed away on Sunday in Kochi. She was 45.
Thilak, who had sung over 70 film songs including ‘Guru’, ‘Ottayal Pattalam’ and ‘Deepasthambham Mahashcharyam’, died after losing her fight with cancer. She was a popular face on Doordarshan in the 90s and was one of the top rated singers on All India Radio. She is survived by husband Suresh Krishna and a daughter.
She was also among the most sought after stage singers of the time.
However, Thilak never grew to her full potential as a playback singer and always stayed in the shadows of KS Chitra and Sujata who ruled the Malayalam film space for decades.
Thilak was taken to hospital from her Panampally Nagar residence this evening with fever. She lost her battle against cancer at 8.15 PM, hospital sources said.
Oscar winning sound recordist Resul Pookutty mourned the late singer’s death.
RIP #RadhikaThilak, so sad to know that you left this world at such a young age.It feels unfair, my heartfelt condolences to the family!
— resul pookutty (@resulp) September 20, 2015
(With PTI inputs)