P. Susheela who has completed 50 years of playback singing announced
her retirement from this field. "Hereafter I will sing only devotional
songs and on stage," she said. She feels now it is time for her
to spend the rest of her life serving God through her songs.
To felicitate the songstress, the music industry in Chennai turned
out in large numbers for the programme Susheela 50. Right from veteran
T.M.Soundarajan to Vijay Yesudas turned up to sing along with her.
TMS sang the evergreen hit Muthukallo kangal with her while SPB sang
Iyarkai ennum illayakanni. Actress Ramyakrishnan danced to the song
Ayarathil oruvan which was filmed on Jayalalitha earlier and Divya
Unni danced to the song Adal udan paadal ketpadil than sugam. Chinni
and Vyapuri did comedy skits. Vairamuthu gave P Susheela the title
of Raga rani and her peer Janaki congratulated her on completing 50
years of film playback singing.