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S. P. Sailaja keeps audience spellbound

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Inculcate among children interest in fine arts, she tells parents

Singer S. P. Sailaja rendering Annamayya keertans in Ongole.— Photo: Kommuri Srinivas
Singer S. P. Sailaja rendering Annamayya keertans in Ongole.— Photo: Kommuri Srinivas

Versatile singer S P Sailaja enthralled the audience with fine carnatic songs composed by Annamayya.

The audience cheered her as she sang songs composed by Tallapaka Annamacharya in praise of Lord Venkateswara at the musical nite organised jointly by the Ghantasala National Arts Academy and Abayakalaradhana here on Sunday.

She won a heavy round of applause singing the popular ''Kondalalo Nelakonna Koneti Rayaduvadu''during the concert anchored by Prakasam Zilla Rachayuthula Sangam general secretary Ponnuri Venkata Srinivasulu.

She urged parents to inculcate among children keen interest in fine arts to mould their personalities.

She said of ate youngsters had started developing interest in melodies. Annamayya's 36000 keertanas had fascinated music lovers for generations and would continue to captivate music lovers for ever, she added.

Ms Sailaja, who had song over 5000 songs in Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films, wanted to concentrate on popularising Annamayya's songs in future.

TDP MLC Sidda Raghava Rao said Sailaja, who got introduced to singing as sister of noted singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, had carved a niche for herself.

She was felicitated by, among others, Prakasam Zilla Rachaythula Sangam President B Hanuma Reddy, Joint Collector P Lakshminarasimhum, Academy President T Vijaykanth and Abayakalaradhana President M Madava Rao.


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