Legendary singer Vani Jairam passes away; Chennai police registers a case under suspicious death

Vani Jairam, the legendary singer passed away in Chennai on February 4, Saturday. Reportedly, the Chennai police has now registered a case on suspicious death.

Updated on Feb 05, 2023   |  01:13 AM IST  |  149.5K
Vani Jairam
Vani Jairam (Credits: Twitter)

Vani Jairam, the legendary singer passed away on February 4, Saturday. The Padma Bhushan winner was found dead at her residence in Chennai on Saturday morning. Reportedly, Vani Jairam was living alone at her residence on Haddows Road in Chennai since 2018, after the demise of her husband Jairam. According to the reports, the singer's house helper, who used to do the daily chores arrived at her residence around 10.45 AM, and even after ringing the doorbell repeatedly, there was no response.

Vani Jairam's death cause

As per the latest updates, Vani Jairam's maid Malarkodi, who has been working with her for over a decade, immediately contacted the singer's sister, Uma, after she failed to open the door and didn't answer the phone calls. Both of them entered the house using a duplicate key, and the veteran singer was found dead on the floor of her bedroom. They immediately informed the Chennai police, and Vani Jairam's mortal remains were later shifted to Kilpauk Government hospital for further examination and post-mortem. If the reports are to be believed, the singer had bruise marks on her forehead. 

The latest updates suggest that a team of officers from the Tamil Nadu forensic department has conducted an inspection at Vani Jairam's residence after her mortal remains were shifted to the Kilpauk Government hospital. Later, in an interaction with India Today, Triplicane DCP Shekhar Deshmukh confirmed that the Chennai police have now registered a case of suspicious death, following Vani Jairam's demise. However, further details will be revealed only after the post-mortem report comes.

About Vani Jairam

The veteran singer was born in 1945 in Vellore, Madras, and was originally named Kalaivani. She made her singing debut at the age of 8 with a performance for All India Radio. After finishing her studies, Vani Jairam worked with the State Bank Of India for some time and got married to Jairam. It was her husband who convinced her to pursue a career in music. Vani Jairam started her career as a playback singer in Marathi cinema but later made his debut in Hindi and all South Indian film industries. She won the National Film Award for Best Singer thrice and was honoured with Padma Bhushan, this year.

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