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Renowned Tamil Playback Singer Uma Ramanan Passes Away at 72 Due to an Undisclosed Illness: Fans Express Grief Over Her Demise

Renowned Tamil playback singer Uma Ramanan, known for her mesmerizing voice, breathed her last on May 1 at the age of 72, leaving her admirers in deep shock.

The beloved singer, famed for her collaborations with music maestro Ilaiyaraaja, passed away in Chennai after battling an undisclosed illness. The exact cause of her demise remains unknown as fans eagerly await details of her funeral service. The sudden news of her passing has left her admirers reeling with sorrow.

Uma Ramanan’s musical journey was marked by her exceptional talent and dedication to her craft. Trained in classical music under the guidance of Pazhani Vijayalakshmi, she met her husband AV Ramanan during her formative years. Their professional collaboration blossomed into a beautiful love story, with AV Ramanan seeking vocalists for his live performances.

Over her illustrious career spanning more than three decades, Uma Ramanan left an indelible mark on the Tamil music industry. With over 6,000 concerts to her credit, she made her debut with the song “Mohanan Kannan Murali” from the movie “Sri Krishna Leela” in 1977. However, it was her association with Ilaiyaraaja that garnered widespread acclaim. Their collaboration produced timeless hits like “Bhoopalam Isaikkum,” “Aanandha Raagam,” “Ponn Maanae,” and “Kanmani Nee Vara.”

Besides Ilaiyaraaja, Uma Ramanan collaborated with other notable composers such as MSV, Shankar-Ganesh, T Rajender, Deva, SA Rajkumar, and Vidyasagar. Her versatility and soulful renditions endeared her to audiences across generations.

The news of her untimely passing has left a void in the hearts of music lovers everywhere. Many took to social media to express their shock and grief, paying tribute to the legacy she leaves behind.

Uma Ramanan is survived by her husband AV Ramanan, also a singer, and their son Vignesh Ramanan. As the music fraternity mourns her loss, her contributions to Tamil music will continue to be cherished and remembered fondly.

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