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. Kartini Keyan

    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.

  2. Usha Parvathi

    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..

  3. Usha Parvathi

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

  4. Aravind

    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…….

  5. Aravind

    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……

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