Singer Kalyani Menon, who sang many Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu films, passed away on August 2 in Chennai. The news of her demise was confirmed by cinematographer Santosh Sivan. Menon was 80 years old. The cause of her death is reported to be paralysis.
The late singer is survived by her son Rajiv Menon is a noted filmmaker of the south Indian film industry.
Legend Classical singer Smt Kalyani Menon .RIP She is mother of Rajiv Menon , my deep condolences to the family pic.twitter.com/dQRRWg7x0e
— SantoshSivanASC. (@santoshsivan) August 2, 2021
Santosh Sivan in his tweet wrote, “Legend Classical singer Smt Kalyani Menon. RIP She is mother of Rajiv Menon, my deep condolences to the family (sic). Kalyani Menon was reportedly admitted to a private hospital in Chennai when she took her last breath on Monday.
The singer has a long list of credits in the south Indian film industry. She has worked with the stalwarts such as Ilaiyaraaja, M Jayachandran, A R Rahman and Govind Vasantha.
Kalyani Menon Passes Away At 80:
Kalyani Menon has sung songs in Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil. She became famous after the release of the Malayalam film Dweepu, which was directed by Ramu Kariat. A few of her popular songs are Phoolon Jaisi Ladki, Omane Penne, Vaadi Saathukodi, Kundanapu Bomma and Kuluvalile.
Many of her fans, friends and followers took to social media to pay their tributes to the late singer and offer condolences to her family members.
One user who seemed a family member, wrote on Twitter, ” A terribly sad day. Our dear Kalyani Aunty #kalyanimenon has passed away. Deepest condolences to @DirRajivMenon, Karun, Lata, Sara’s and Lakshmi. May she continue to sing in musical heaven. Om Namah Shivaya. “
A terribly sad day. Our dear Kalyani Aunty #kalyanimenon has passed away. Deepest condolences to @DirRajivMenon, Karun, Lata, Sara's and Lakshmi. ππ₯ May she continue to sing in musical heaven. πΆποΈπ Om Namah Shivaya. ππ½ pic.twitter.com/GdwzvAyIzI
— A$hanti OMkar FRSA ΰ― London, She | Her (@AshantiOmkar) August 2, 2021
Condolence at the passing away of play back singer Kalyani Menon . . After beginning her career in the 1970s as a classical singer, Kalyani established a parallel career as a singer in the film industry and worked extensively during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
— baburaphel (@baburaphel) August 2, 2021
Singer Kalyani Menon passed away today.. at her guru Dakshinamoorthy's remembrance Day. She was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Chennai for paralysis Director and cinematographer Rajeev Menon is her son. Tributes πΉπΉπΉ pic.twitter.com/sURoYF3iby
— Asif kunnath (@Asifkunnath) August 2, 2021