Popular Carnatic vocalist and playback singer Bombay Jayashri suffered a brain haemorrhage while touring in London.
Last Updated: 11.35 AM, Mar 24, 2023
Popular Carnatic vocalist and playback singer Bombay Jayashri has suffered a brain haemorrhage while she was touring in London, said reports. She is under treatment at a hospital in London, where she reportedly underwent surgery. And the operation is said to be successful and she is expected to recover soon.
Jayashri was set to perform at London’s Tung auditorium, Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, University of Liverpool on Friday. Yesterday, she also posted promotional posters of her upcoming show on her Facebook page. On the eve of her performance, Jayashri complained of serious neck pain and didn't leave the room even for her breakfast and lunch the next day. When her team members went to check on her she was found in an unconscious state. The 58-year-old singer was immediately rushed to the hospital. Her musical tour, which marked her return to England after a decade, now stands cancelled. And she will be flown back to Chennai as soon as she becomes fit to travel by air.
It's worth noting that earlier this week Jayashri became a recipient of Music Academy's Sangeetha Kalanidhi for 2023. It's one of the most coveted awards among Carnatic musicians across the world. In the past, great Carnatic musicians such as T Chowdiah, MS Subbulakshmi, DK Pattamal, M Balamuraikrishna to name a few were recipients of this prestigious award.
Jayashri has also made her mark in the playback singing. She has collaborated with all the leading music directors of Tamil cinema, including M. S. Viswanathan, Ilayaraja, A. R. Rahman, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Harris Jayaraj, Dhina, M. M. Keeravani and Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy among others.