Ilaiyaraaja Cremates Daughter Bhavatharini
CHENNAI (ANI) – Music maestro Ilaiyaraaja’s daughter Bhavatharini died of cancer on January 25. Bhavatharini, who was also a playback vocalist and music director, died at the age of 47. She breathed her last in Sri Lanka, where she was undergoing treatment for cancer.
The body of Bhavatharini was brought to her residence in Gudalur, Theni where friends and relatives paid homage including former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O Panneerselvam.
A day after her death, Ilaiyaraaja posted a picture on X with his late daughter.
Bhavatharini received the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her performance of the song ‘Mayil Pola Ponnu Onnu’ from the film ‘Bharathi,’ which was composed by her father, Ilaiyaraaja.
The family sang the song ‘Mail Pola Ponnu Onnu’ during playback singer Bhavatharini’s funeral.
Bhavatharini is survived by her husband, father Ilaiyaraaja, and brothers, Karthik Raja, and Yuvan Shankar Raja.