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Singer Chitra's daughter drowned in Dubai

IANS  Thiruvananthapuram, April 14, 2011
First Published: 18:38 IST(14/4/2011) | Last Updated: 13:16 IST(15/4/2011)

Singer KS Chitra's eight-year-old daughter Nandana drowned in a swimming pool in Dubai on Thursday morning, according to sources close to the family in Kerala.

The girl's body would be brought here, sources said.

Chitra, 47, popularly known as "South Indian Nightingale", and her family were in Dubai to take part in a stage show later in the day.

Chitra with daughter NandanaIn January, she completed three decades as a playback singer. The singer has rendered more than 15,000 songs in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali and Punjabi films.

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Her husband Vijaya Shankar is an engineer and it was in January this year that they moved into their new home here.

She has won six National Film Awards (in four different languages), five Filmfare Awards and more than 30 different state film awards.

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