Singer Swarnalatha passes away at 37

Singer Swarnalatha passes away at 37

Actor Murali’s death left us in trauma few days ago. Before we could recover from that, we have another bad news.
The famous playback singer Swarnalatha passed away today (Sunday, Sep 11, 2010) at a private hospital in Chennai due to liver illness. She was 37.

Swarnalatha was not well for sometime due to improper functioning of  liver. The body of Swarnalatha was brought to her residence at Saligramam,Chennai and has been kept there for public homage.

Hailing from Palakkad, she had been singing for films since 1982  introduced by M.S.Viswanathan* with the song ‘Chinnanchiru Kiliye Kannamma’ in ‘Neethikku Thandanai’.

‘Povoma Oorgolam’ – Chinna Thambi. ‘Aattama’ – Captain Prabhakaran, ‘Raakozhi Rendum ‘ -Uzhavan, ‘Kuliruthu’ – Tajmahal, ‘Evano Oruvan’ – Alaipayuthey, ‘Porale Ponnuthaayi’ – Karuthamma, ‘Usilampatti’ – Gentleman, ‘Thirumana Malargal’ – Poovellam Un Vaasam, ‘Thuli Thuiliyaai’ – Paarvai Ondrey Pothume are some of her best numbers.

She had rendered songs in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, Urdu, etc,and won the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer for her rendition of the famous song Porale Ponnuthayi from the film Karuththamma.The song was composed by A.R.Rahman, with whom she has given lot of memorable songs. Swarnalatha was also a dubbing artiste 
Singer Chinmayi has tweeted: “Singer Swarnalatha passes on. A singer I have admired and looked up to.”

Our sincere condolences to the family members of the singer.

Singer Swarnalatha passes away at 37
Singer Swarnalatha passes away at 37

Swarnalatha sang ‘Pooraley Ponnuthayi’ in A R Rahman Live Show In Chennai – Video

Singer Swarnalatha passes away at 37
Singer Swarnalatha passes away at 37

* Corrected


  1. <span><span>Swarnalatha was indeed very versatile, her song in Valli, Enulle is marvellous …… I feel she has not been given her due by the composers, she 's very really talented.</span>  
    <span>maalayil yaarO…..</span><span> </span><span>  
    </span><span>oorandagum saamathile….</span><span> </span><span>  
    </span><span>mmm.. how much we miss this voice..</span></span>

  2. <span>yes swarnalatha was a wonderful singer.</span><span> </span><span>
    </span><span>I always enjoy listening to her songs</span><span> </span><span>
    </span><span>evano oruvan,povama oorkolam,kathal ennum</span><span> </span><span>
    </span><span>and wonderful song of porale ponnu thaye.</span>

  3. shocking … I feel very sorry…Malayil ma fav song of her…what a voice..such a gud singer…
    Swarnalatha may your soul rest in peace.. 

  4. Yet another lost for south indian cinema after actor Murali , and now Mrs Swarnalatha Evergreen Voice whose voice have always admired at , a great singer we hae lost , will pray for her soul to rest in peace.. also GOD BLESS HER FAMILY.

  5. shocking…i love her voice what a versatile nd different  voice she has…the 2 song povoma,maalayil,nd one malayalm album song kudajathriyi kudikolluma ……still we love ur voice madam

  6. she is really super singer,All the songs of Swarnalatha will touch our heart and feeling ,

    my favarate song is   'Porale Ponnuthaayi' – Karuthamma,ever green songs for all centuries .

  7. nice singer.. by the way, she was introduced in Needhikku thandanai which is correct, but the music director for that film is MS.Viswanathan and not Raja Sir as mentioned in this news. 

  8. its shocked to me…just   a few days actor murali and now a good singer

    god bless them…  and we realy miss them

  9. evano oruvan vaasikiran.. iruttil erunthu naan yaasikren…
    thangaluthu aanma amaithiyil serattum.. isai ulagam ulla varai thangalil kuralil veli vantha anaithu padaipugalum kaalthil neenga idam petru nirkum.
    thangal kuralai nesikum pen.

  10. All song hits of swarnalatha mam very rare voice of swarnalatha really miss you mam Facebook fans for following group of singer swarnalatha