The fitting obituary for Bhanumathi by V. Gangadhar "No stereotyping her" (Magazine, January 8) invokes nostalgic memories. Perhaps mention could have also been made of her entry into the film world in 1945 as a voluptuous vamp in the Telugu film "Swargaseema" and her famous song "Pavurama" which crossed language barriers. P.S. Desikan
ChennaiBhanumathi was a living legend proving her mettle in various ways. She joined a law course at the age of 45 to understand and challenge her detractors in court. Her successful life serves as a model for individual growth. B. Rajasekaran
BangaloreGangadhar's fitting tribute to Bhanumathi is appropriate on several counts. The evergreen star proved her talents irrespective of whether in the role of a common woman, comedian or in the role of Cleopatra. C.V. Jayamani,
ThiruvananthapuramThe excellent tribute to the late Bhanumathi made wonderful reading. That she acted in over 100-odd films in her career spanning more than five decades is an eloquent testimony to her uncanny acting abilities. Also, her autobiography in Telugu titled Nalo Neru, which won an award as the "Best Book of the Year" in 1994 showcased her writing prowess. Indeed, the celluloid world has become poorer by her demise. P.K. Varadarajan,
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