One of our staunch supporters, Padmabhushan Smt. Vani Jairam, passed away last Friday (04 Feb 2023) aged 78 years. Smt. Vani Jairam had sung poignantly for Sankara Nethralaya at many of our fundraising events and helped to raise awareness of our community services.
The songstress was awarded the Dr. M. S. Subbulakshmi award in 2018 for her endearing friendship and good will towards Sankara Nethralaya. In her thank you speech she had recollected her experiences with Padmabhushan MS Amma after whom the award she had received was named. She had received many rich compliments for her manner of singing from the immortal legend Padmabhushan Smt. M. S. Subbulakshmi.
Smt. Vani Jairam has also lent her voice to the ‘Sankara Nethralaya Anthem’ or theme song, the brainchild and dream project of Sankara Ratna Sri. V.V.Ranganathan a long-time friend and well-wisher of Sankara Nethralaya. Smt. Vani Jairam had given life to the touching lyrics in 4 languages.