One of the most memorable playback singers Dr PB Srinivas, multifaceted personality singing over 3500 songs in eight Indian languages getting many honors and leaving everlasting haunting songs died at the age of 82 on Sunday afternoon at his Chennai residence. Dr PBS (1930 Sept 22 to 2013 April 14) leaves behind two sons and a daughter. The cremation is taking place on Monday afternoon at Chennai.
Dr PBS created a rage from 60 to 90's in South Indian film music. He has rendered his voice for many top stars but it was for icon of Kannada cinema Dr Rajakumar films that got PBS peak of popularity. Hundreds of songs till 'Sampathige Savaal' from 'Bhaktha Kanakadaasa' are very fond among the film music lovers.
Dr PBS came to film music in difficult times did not give up his education. Joining the Gemini Studio he started his career but it was Telugu film gave him first chance. In Kannada he was introduced by doyen of Kannada cinema R Nagendra Rao in 'Jathaka Phala'.
PBS means Play Back Singer - he has put it and his association to singing in the last 59 years was very successful leaving a lot of treasure. The last film song was for Tamil film 'Airathil Oruvan' in 2010. He was not well for a brief time. On Sunday completing his bath in the afternoon he succumbed to heart attack.
The voice of Dr Rajakumar for a few decades Dr PBS had written thousands of songs and every occasion he used to come to Bangalore one new song was assured from him on Kannada language. One of his fans was former American President. Arizona University for his English song honored him with a doctorate.
We give you some of the top songs in Kannada films that Dr PBS rendered:
Baagilanu Teredu Seveyanu Kodu Hariye......(Bhaktha Kanakadaasa) Akashave Bilali Mele Naanendu Nimmavane....(Nyayave Devaru), Harinamave Chanda..... (Bhakta Kumbara), Ranga Vittala Panduranga....(Bhakta Kumbara), Halliyadarenu Shiva ....(Mayor Muthanna), Vedanthi Helidanu....(Manasa Sarovara), Ravi Vermana Kunchada.... (Sose Thanda Sowbhagya), Thaaye Sharade Loka Poojithe....(Bettada Hoovu) Olumeya Hoove....(Punarjanma), Mounave Abharana...(Toogudeepa), Aa Mogavu Entha Cheluvu (Bangarada Hoovu), Ednu Ninna Noduve.... (Eradu Kanasu), Kamalada Hoovinda Kenneya....(Baalu Belagithu), Sakele Binkada Notavu Harini....(Sathi Savithri), with Dr Rajakumar Yaaru Tiliyaru Ninna Parakrama.....in Babruvahana, Iavalu yaaru balleyenu....(Gowri), Jeevanave Sukhapayana....(Mareyada Deepavali), Sangama Sangama....(Nagarahavu), Apara Keerthi Mereva....(Vijayanagarada Veeraputra), Jagadeeshanaduva Jagave Naataka Ranga.....(Sri Ramanjeneya Yudda), Ide Nanna Uttara Koduve Baare Haththira....(Belli Moda), Deena Naa Bandiruve Bagilali Nindiruve....(Sandhya Raaga), Naavaduve Nudiye Kannada Nudi.....Gandhada Gudi, Baadi Hoda Balliyinda....Eradu Kanasu, Naguvudo Aluvudo....Sampathige Savaal, Kaalidasana Kaavya Lahariye.....Katha Sangama, Chinna Eddu Naguthiru.....Premada Kanike, Nagabeda Nagabeda.....Badavara Bandhu, Ninna Kanna Notadalle.....Babruvahana, Tookadisi Tookadisi Biladiru.....Paduvarahalli Pandavaru, Panchamaveda Premada Naada.....Gejje Pooje, Ithaneega Vaasudevanu....Bhakta Kanakadaasa, Hogadiri Sodarare.....Namma Oooru, Adisi Nodu Bilisi Nodu.....Kasthuri Nivasa, Agadu Endu Kailagadu Endu....Bangarada Manushya... and many others are in memory of millions of Kannada film music lovers.