S Janaki

  • Veteran singer S Janaki celebrates her 75th birthday today April 23, 2013

    Veteran playback singer S Janaki, who is also known as 'The Nightingale of the South', celebrates her 75th birthday today. She has enthralled the South and Bollywood audience all through her career spanning over 56 years, with many memorable songs. She has been recently in news for rejecting the Padma Bhushan conferred...
  • Veteran singer S Janaki remembers PB Srinivas April 15, 2013

    Chennai: Veteran playback singer S Janaki remembers PB Srinivas as a "humble singer" who always appreciated the work of his colleagues. PB Srinivas, fondly known as PBS, passed away here Sunday following brief illness at his residence. He was 82. "We have lost the most humble singer I have ever come across...
  • No north-south bias in Padma Awards: Narayanasamy January 28, 2013

    Tirunelveli: Government on Sunday rejected noted playback singer S Janaki's claim that artistes from south were generally neglected in Padma awards. "There is no bias towards any state in selecting the awardees. But she had stated she was not interested in receiving the award because south Indians were neglected. It...
  • Veteran singer S Janaki refuses to accept Padma Awards January 27, 2013

    Veteran South Indian singer S Janaki has refused to accept the Padma Bhushan saying it has come too late and that artistes from the South are not given their due recognition. In 1960, MG Ramachandran had also rejected the Padma Shri because it was written only in Devanagari script. ...
  • Singer S Janaki refuses to accept Padma Bhushan January 26, 2013

    The 74-year-old veteran refused to accept the award saying artistes from South India have long been neglected for the country's top-most civilian honour. Janki has sung over 15,000 songs in a career spanning five decades across all southern languages and in Hindi. ...
  • Singer S J anaki refuses to accept Padma Bhushan January 26, 2013

    Chennai: Expressing dissatisfaction over the number of people from South India figuring in the Padma awards list for 2013, southern playback singer Sreeramamurthy Janaki Friday refused to accept Padma Bhushan award announced for her on the eve of 64th Republic Day, "I'm saddened by the fact that north India has been...
  • Renowned singer Janaki suffers head injury February 8, 2012

    Tirupati: Veteran playback singer S Janaki was injured today after she accidentally fell down in the bathroom of a hotel here where she was staying. She was immediately rushed to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam-run Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital, where she had six stitches on her head. She...