CHENNAI: Santha P. Nair, well-known Malayalam playback singer of yesteryear, passed away here on Saturday. She was 79. Santha P. Nair immortalised many film songs with her mellifluous voice in a career spanning from 1951 to 1967. She was equally proficient in Carnatic music and held many concerts, which she used to end with light music. She is survived by her daughter, Latha Raju, who is now Deputy Director of AIR in Chennai. — Special Correspondent

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