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Updated: April 3, 2013 14:37 IST

‘I thank everyone’: Nithyasri

GEETHA VENKATRMANAN
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Nithyasri.
Nithyasri.

“I thank all those who stood by me in the hour of crisis,” says Nithyasri, whose outing this past Season came to an abrupt end. The eloquent tone conveyed that and more. “I never thought I would be back so soon but it has happened, thanks to the good wishes of rasikas,” she adds.

The car park was full and every seat in the main hall taken, the balcony fast filling up as people made a beeline for the TTK Auditorium, The Music Academy. Full of poise in her comeback concert, Nithyasri, in the encouraging and caring company of another veteran Sowmya, sparkled in all the aspects of singing, picking up the thread with élan.

The audience cheered all the way. It was a tribute to the courage of the artist, who is trying to put a trauma behind her. “I took every applause as their blessing and am thankful. I saw many tear-filled eyes that evening and was moved. All my misgivings about taking the dais vanished,” says the vocalist, who was being gently prompted by the family to get on with her music.

The programme was fixed in October last and Nithyasri wondered whether she should cancel it. “Mr. Murali was keen that I should not. ‘You have to resume singing and Aradhana will be the apt occasion to begin afresh,’ he said. I’m glad I took his advice,” she explains.

“Sowmya is a childhood friend, more like a sister. I knew I’d be comfortable in her company. Once the concert started, it was the music that mattered. I didn’t think of anything else,” says the artist. She profusely thanks the music fraternity that has stood like a pillar of strength. “They have lent me support all the way. Messages poured in before and after the concert.”

For Nithyasri, the second innings has started on a positive note, the ovation of listeners sending the message loud and clear.

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Great to see her back! From a singing sensation to inspiration to many..Great work!

from:  Sridhar
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 at 14:47 IST

Carnatic music still live with Nityasree coming back to the dias and she has still a lot more to give to the world through her singing and the Music Academy event just held is clearly evident .. Keep it up Nityasree, well done and the Carnatic music world will always behind, and be, with you. All the best from Melbourne and having listed to you last year at the Tamil Mummorthigal concert, come back again soon to enthrall the crowd .... All the best again for your commendable 2nd innings ...

from:  Balachandran
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 at 14:24 IST

Wishing you good luck madame.

from:  Rajesh
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 at 14:06 IST

We thank Nithyasree for being back.We appreciate her decision.We welcome her.Her
decision to return to the world of music is commendable as she is a precious and priceless
treasure.She is bound to enrich music.We pray for her peace if mind.Her fortitude is
commendable.May God bless her.

from:  Kanakasabapathy
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 at 12:35 IST

Great to see you back on a concert platform though in photo only at the moment as we live in far away Melbourne. Way to go and all the very best for the future.

from:  R.Subramanian
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 at 11:57 IST

Dear Nitya,
That's really great. A lesson for all those who are not coming out of
the fall into doom.This is life. Nothing is permanent except the soul.
Please go ahead. We are with you.

from:  B S Mani
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 at 11:11 IST

We are all with you Nithyasree medam...its the time to show your
power..be a role model to all the women...do service to the world
through your God gifted voice.....

from:  sudhaRanjith
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 at 09:41 IST

Our prayers came true madam..very happy to see you again..We pray God to
give you more strength..Thanks for coming back. Raji, Trichy

from:  Raji
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 at 09:03 IST

It is heartening to see that Nityashree has been able to overcome the trauma of her loss and has begun singing again. A talented artiste like her should not be lost to the worldof classical music. May Providence be with her in each step she takes and may she scale the heights of classical music and take her rightful place in the pantheon of all time greats of music.

from:  C V ARAVIND
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 at 06:11 IST

Thats the Spirit!!. Go NithyaShree, we are with you in this journey

from:  Srinivasan Iyer
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 at 03:12 IST

Welcome back Ma'am.

from:  Balachandran S
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 at 01:25 IST

It is heart warming to note this. Just like her grandmother the late
Pattamal avl, Nityashree has a huge fan following across all linguistic
groups. Her enthralling voice is a divine gift from above. We wish she
quickly puts the past fully behind; and inspires others with her
mellifluous renditions to overcome personal difficulties and in living
life positively. Many best wishes and God Bless.

from:  tn
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 at 01:25 IST

We r in Canada.My husband likes ur voice very much.He loves the way u sing.When the tragedy occured we were so sad.Now seeing with Somya we r so happy.We would all love u to keep singing as Goddess Saraswati has Blessed not only u,ur entire family.I Blessed with two lovely daughters.My younger son in law plays mandalin n mridahangam.His two sons learning mandalin from him.Ther r in Paris.Our love n regards.
Chitra.

from:  Chitra Jalpesan
Posted on: Feb 8, 2013 at 00:25 IST
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