NSS UK to celebrate Vishu with musical treat by JM Raju and Latha Raju on April 20 in Dagenham – UKMALAYALEE

NSS UK to celebrate Vishu with musical treat by JM Raju and Latha Raju on April 20 in Dagenham

Monday 15 April 2019 9:04 PM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON April 16: NSS UK will host this year’s Vishu celebrations on 20th April 2019 from 4pm to 9pm at the Fanshawe Community Centre, Barnmead Road, Dagenham, RM9 5DX.

The attendees will be regaled with a musical treat by JM Raju and Latha Raju couple.

J. M. Raju is an Indian film singer and music composer in Malayalam cinema during the 1970s. He made his debut with the movie Naadan Pennu in 1967. He is married to Latha Raju, a Malayalam playback singer, who is the daughter of famous singers Santha P. Nair and K. Padmanabhan Nair.

The couple have two children, Aalap Raju and Anupama. His son Aalap Raju is also a playback singer.

Latha Raju is an Indian film singer and actress in Malayalam cinema during the 1970s. Some of her popular Malayalam songs are ‘Pinchu hridayam devalayam’, ‘Manjakkilee swarnakkilee mayilppeelikkaattile varnakkilee’ (from the film Sethubandhanam) ‘Ividuthe chechikkinnale’ (Azhakulla Saleena), ‘Chippee Chippee muthuchippee’ (with Anto in Aranaazhikaneram), and ‘Aaluvaappuzhakkakkareyoru ponnambalam’ (Aadyathe Kadha).

She has rendered songs in Tamil, Kannada and Tulu. She has also dubbed for actresses like Suhasini, Shobhana and the late Shobha. Latha is the only child of singer Santha P. Nair and K. Padmanabhan Nair, who was a radio dramatist. Her first song was in the 1962 Malayalam film Snehadeepam. She post graduated in Master of Arts. She retired as director of marketing in Akashvani, Doordarshan, Chennai in 2011 and currently continues in the same post as a consultant.

Her husband, J. M. Raju, himself a playback singer, produces music albums. The couple have two children, Aalap Raju and Anupama. Her son Aalap Raju is also a playback singer.

The celebrations will also include the Vishu sadhya and other cultural events hosted by the NSS community members.

For further details please contact 07725722715 or 07950036648 or 07846145510

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