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‘Sreenivas was a perfectionist’

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THAT VOICE:P.B. Sreenivas enriched south Indian cinema with over 3,500 songs.— PHOTO: K. BHAGYA PRAKASH
THAT VOICE:P.B. Sreenivas enriched south Indian cinema with over 3,500 songs.— PHOTO: K. BHAGYA PRAKASH

The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) on Thursday paid tribute to playback singer P.B. Sreenivas who passed away on April 14.

Representatives of the Kannada film industry recalled Sreenivas’ contribution to the industry through his golden voice.

Speaking at the condolence meeting, film producer S.A. Chinne Gowda said that Sreenivas was a multifaceted personality. He was the voice of many male leads in southern films.

“Sreenivas was a scholar, poet, singer and known for his humility,” he recalled.

KFCC president B.N. Vijayakumar said Sreenivas sung over 3,500 songs in south Indian languages and would remain in the memory of music lovers.

He carved a niche for himself through his voice and his death had created a void in film industry.

Noted producer K.C.N. Chandrashekar noted that Sreenivas had accorded priority to perfection in his work. He struggled for perfection at a time when sound recording was still in a nascent stage.

Sa. Ra. Govindu, president, Dr. Rajkumar Fans’ Association, said Sreenivas used to write poems on the spot.

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