Her credits include more than 15,000 film songs for which she has received innumerable National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards and several state film awards.It was certainly one of the most shocking and tragic moments of her life recently when Chitra’s only daughter drowned in a swimming pool accident in Dubai.
It was quite unexpected and brought along a fear amongst many of her fans that Chitra would end her career henceforth. The music world surely missed the legendary singer’s voice for a while. There is good news for many now.The last Wednesday will continue to be one of the most memorable days in Chitra’s career as she once again gathered courage to sing a lullaby for a Malayalam film titled Istham + Sneham= Amma that means Love + Care= Mother. The recording happened in Chennai under the music director MG Sreekumar (who apparently also is one among the 3 judges in Idea Star Singer which is a singing talent hunt show in Kerala where Chitra is also amongst the panel of judges.)
Mamta Mohandas on the occasion tweeted: “Heard a few lines that Chitra chechi recorded. A lullaby that goes ‘Amma’. Cannot imagine the emotions she would have fought while singing it.”
Chitra was in tears as she sang the song that was about a mother’s love for her daughter.
It must have been really hard for Chitra ma’am to go through some extreme emotions, but we are glad she is back and doing what she loves the most, let us congratulate Chitra ma’am on this occasion and hope she keeps us enthralled with her tunes as always.Best of luck ma’am.