Singer KS Chitras daughter Nandana drowns at Dubai Pool

KS Chitra and daughter Nandana
KS Chitra and daughter Nandana

The eight year old daughter Nandana of popular playback singer K.S. Chitra drowned in a swimming pool at a villa in Emirates Hills, Dubai.  The young girl was immediately rescued and rushed to a hospital in Jebel Ali, where she succumbed.

Chitra and her husband Vijayashankar considered their daughter Nandana as a true gift from god as they were blessed with a daughter after nearly fifteen years of marriage. The singer always used to say that she got Nandana after praying for 15 years to Lord Krishna.

The incident happened at the home of the singer’s sister, where Chitra, along with her daughter, Nandana, and husband were staying. Chitra and her family reached Dubai on Tuesday evening to participate in a musical concert celebrating compositions of A. R. Rahman at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium this evening. Chitra always used to take daughter along with her for the music shows as Nandana is believed to be born with Down syndrome.

“The doors leading to the pool were open at the villa. She slipped into it and drowned. The singer is in complete shock” said a source close to the family.

Confirming her death, the Indian consulate in Dubai said it was in touch with the family.

Concert organisers said the show, which will see popular singers — A R Rahman’s sister A R Rehna, Hariharan, Naresh Iyer, Sadhna Sargam and Benny Dayal — will go on as scheduled. Troupe members will start the show with a special prayer for the little girl.

“In fact, we had arranged for an executive room at a hotel in Dubai. However, the singer was keen to provide her daughter with the comforts of a home. She wanted to ensure a safe environment for her daughter and opted to stay with her older sister in Emirates Hills,” said the concert organiser.

Why Fate is so cruel sometimes?.May God give Chitra and her husband strength to bear this great loss.


  1. I am deeply saddened and shocked to hear about the incident. May the Almighty God give Chitra and her family all necessary strength and power to withstand this irrecoverable loss!!

  2. very terrible and tragic….why God kills sorry murders innocent souls like this…..very sorry for chitra and u also neha…i cant say dont worry….just i could say u r kid is  not lost its with u and always with u……

  3. it’s a really shocking for me. i konw the depth of the pain without child.may god give strength to both. 

  4. i’m with u neha.. there is no god.. i used to be very pias but stopped praying some time ago.. i can understand how u feel as i’ve a young daughter too.. no words to express my thoughts..


  6. cha.. enna kodumai idhu.. i thught she wud hv been fine now until i completed reading this article.. dint expect , very sad to knw

  7. My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Chitra at the loss of her daughter. And Neha, there is a God whose son died on the cross for us ( good friday) . He understands the anguish because of death.I pray for you Dear Sister that you will  come to know this God on Easter the day Jesus rose from the dead.

  8. Ramanathan just say some words of sympathy for Neha and Chitra……no god Shiva or Allah or Jeasus or Buddha wont give back her child……dont turn this incident for u r persnal things..refrain ur comments…..avangellam kolanthaiya pari kothutu nikkuranga….neega enna da na jeasus soliikettu errukeenga… nenachen intha mathri loose comments ellam varum nu….

  9. Aravind who appointed you as arbirator in this forum as what to say and what not to say. Ahh.
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.

  10. The person who appointed u as canvasiing agent also appointeed me as arbirator…..i dont like to comment bcas it would be very indecent for playing dirty politics in such news….so i wont comment u again…..even to reply this i feel ashamed bcas there is two mothers who have lost their kid and suffering a lot…i donn want to hurt their feelings in argue with u…..

  11. Neha nothong could substitiute for u r kid not even god…i guess a mother would ask for her child rather than god…….but some of them like u r very cursed to loose the child and live with that pain throught out life…what to do…just shower u r love to some others kids..its sthe only way of console the mind……..

  12. Chitra conceived after singing in Nandanam movie lord krishna song. Thats why she kept her daughter name Nandana. I am really shocked hearing this. I dont know why god testing good peoople. May god give them strenghth.

  13. what are u talking usha… we are humans born to die  it is never written any where that humans live ever….she has gone bit earlier you and me too on the trak may be next minute what will happen who knows… we all should have that confident that what ever happen i will be with God not in hell… jesus please let me lead a good life as you shown…

  14. no wonder neha you are a fool bringing curse through your words which will go for more than 4 genertion
    bible says in Plalm 14: 1   1 The fool[a] says in his heart, 
       “There is no God.” 
    They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; 
       there is no one who does good.

  15. Neha and Usha  read this 

    Psalm 14 
     1 The fool[a] says in his heart, 
       “There is no God.” 
    They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; 
       there is no one who does good.
     2 The LORD looks down from heaven 
       on all mankind 
    to see if there are any who understand, 
       any who seek God. 
    3 All have turned away, all have become corrupt; 
       there is no one who does good, 
       not even one.
     4 Do all these evildoers know nothing?
       They devour my people as though eating bread; 
       they never call on the LORD. 
    5 But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, 
       for God is present in the company of the righteous. 
    6 You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, 
       but the LORD is their refuge.
     7 Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! 
       When the LORD restores his people, 
       let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!

  16. usha… chitra is not super women… as you almighty God has a plan on each and every one… no matter you like it or not it is true… and you to will have to face this fact one day… so be ready ever…

  17. bebo… this is nothing preapare yourself for more shoking in the end times
    Matthew 24 Signs of the End Times

     1 Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to him to call his attention to its buildings. 2 “Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
     3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
     4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
       9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come…

  18. 32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. 33 Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it[e]is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

  19. 42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

  20. Im very sad and disturbed on hearing this.. not only for chitra but also for all the parents who lost their child.. it is such a deepest pain in life.. though she has succeeded in her career, her personal life is now exactly opposite.. nothing other than her own will can console her! May the little girl’s soul rest in peace..

  21. Hey you stop your bloody preaching here, that lady has expressed her feeling not for your stupid comments. Go and sit in a church and do your work. Instead of this if you can go and do some social service. I am not against Jesus, but hate people like you, who always stops anybody and start to preach. First understand peoples heart then your bible. She is talking about her emotions/baby and your talking about bible. Feel like slapping you if you were in front of me. Can your bible give her lost child? Don’t irritate get lost………..

  22. hey u dog, thsi is what your bible thought u to delete others message. Dont have guts to face people understand real people who are in front of you, then u go for your bible and preaching. Rascal first understand a womens feelings…………..dont force ur religion to others, everyone respect and value their own religion. Because of people like u only i hate all u guys.

  23. Yes Aravind i am also saying the same, instead of consoling these sad soles, this stupid guy is cursing them. What he knows what those womens are going through now…….anybody die they go and sit with bible. Can anything console them……… let them talk about jesus somewhere else not at somebodys tears

  24. Usha these fellows can preach when things happen to others, when it comes to them let them sit and read bible instead. These fellows are using others sorrows and use it for reading their bible. Nothing will happen to you………..

  25. plz be humans first…i am telling u again that there r two moms who had lost treir kids and in the sea of sorrow…plz dont hurt them by u r bloody teachings from whatever it may be Gita or Kuran or Bible…..preaching ellam nall than errukum…antha soogam avan avanuku vara varikum…..unga loose thama comments niruthunga ajith,vel,ravi and jayalalith….cut paste panrathu romba easy…..etha oru kulathiyen uriya kapathura mathinum kadavul than…kapathatha kadavulum irrakam ella tha mirugam than….Mother Theresa ungala mathri bible preach panniketu errukula….uriya kapathan padu pattanga….ungala mathri bible solli erruku solikutu kanna mudikutu ella…Dont preach bible just live according to Bible…i was educated in Christian school only…..they have never told abt Bible just they told abt helping fellow humans in their sufferings…..i again feel ashamed to comment regarding this…

  26. Have you lost your loved ones to death? I have. I lost my Mother and Brother at the same time, boom this minute they were here the next they were gone. That pain no words can describe. I was a staunch HINDU and used strong words on people who told about Jesus to me. But 10 years later here I am  as a Christian to tell you, that “There is one God and one Mediator between God and men the Man Jesus Christ” and I am praying for you Aravind that your eyes will be opened to see His Name.

  27. Oh thats really a sad thing Ramanathan…thats very sad indeed……i ahve my eyes wide open and no agnt need to open that……dont like to argue with fools like u….U have the right to believe anything and dont impose u r views on others…..

  28. My deepest condolence to Madam Chitra, her husband and all family members. I am deeply affected by Nandana’s passing away in the swimming pool. I have two kids of my own. I have prayed to Lord Krishna to bestow Madam Chitra with a baby girl. I pray for Nandana and may her soul rest in peace. GOD bless.

  29. hi mr ramanathan.. u said being a staunch hindu u lost ur mum and brother.. after converting to christianity, did ur mom and brother come back alive? whichever religion u are, when one’s fate ends, they have to go..

  30. thanks aravind.. reading comments by u and PK makes me feel better.. i’m grateful to have a daughter now..

  31. its ok Usha….i feel for u r kid….hope she would be in the arms of God………nice to hear u have a kid again…always be careful abt her…….kids are very adventerous these days…….

  32. Usha i had never talked bad words abt the bloggers….but thes morons are pushing me to the limits……i was still thinking abt parents who lost their kid and suffering……..i cant do nothing abt it but just pray for them….thats alll……