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Playback Singer Radhika Tilak passed away. She was 45.

Playback Singer Radhika Tilak passed away. She was 45.

Noted singer Radhika Thilak died here on Sunday night after battling cancer for over a year. She was 45. The death occurred around 8.30 p.m. at a private hospital in the city where she had been under treatment. She is survived by her husband Suresh, and daughter Devika. The cremation will be held on Monday.

A natural singer who made her way to tinsel town through hard work and perseverance, Her playback debut wasPachilathoni Thuzhanju composed by Berny Ignatius.

Radhika had sung over 70 film songs, died after losing her fight with cancer. She has been undergoing treatment for the last one and a half year. She was a popular face on Doordarshan in the 90s and was one of the top rated singers on All India Radio. She was also among the most sought after stage singers of the time. However, Thilak never grew to her full potential as a playback singer and always stayed in the shadows of KS Chitra and Sujata who ruled the Malayalam film space for decades.

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