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National Anthem - Sung by TMS and P.Susheela. Most of the Govt. offices and schools use this version as National Anthem during important events and holidays.

National Anthem - Sung by P.Susheela and group. It was used in Andhra Pradesh on several important occasions

National Anthem - New version of National anthem rendered by 36 singers from major parts of India. P.Susheela represents one of the singers from the South .

vande maataram A song for national integrity . Listen to P.Susheela's soulful rendition.

£Neeraadum kadaludatha

MSV's writeup

TamilNadu Govt under Dr.Kalaignar Karunanithi patronized the song “"Neeraadum kadaludtha" written by “ManonManeeyam” Sundaranar in honor of “Mother Tamil”. To set the song to tune, Music Director M.S. Viswanathan (MSV) was approached who offered a choice of 21 tunes. Incidentally, the first tune that was composed, was chosen by Dr. Kalaignar Karunanithi. The song eventually rendered by the composer MSV's favourite pair TMS and P. Susheela, is a part and parcel of a Tamil's heart beat. Needless to say, any State Government function or any important function in Schools is deemed incomplete without this song setting the "Tamil" tone for the proceedings.

pirappokkum ellaa uyirkkum

Upon Tamil acquiring the status of a Classical Language, under the behest of TN Government, A.R. Rahman set to tune, the song written by the then CM of TN, Dr. Kalaignar Karunanithi starting with the "pirappukkum ella uyirkkum" refrain. Three generations of singers participated in the song, with the inclusion of P. Susheela signifying the start of the glorious "first" generation of singers.
raghupathi raghava rajaram “Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram” is a popular bhajan (Hindu devotional song) that was a favorite of Mahatma Gandhi. The version that is most common was put to music by Vishnu Digambar Paluskar, and was sung by Gandhi and his followers as they walked during the 241 mile Salt March to Dandi. Listen P.Susheela's version of this number.
maa telugu talliki

“Maa telugu thalliki” written by Sankarambadi Sundaracharya is the official song of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Listen to P.Susheela’s version of this song.

thingal maalai veNkudaiyaan

Movie : karumbu

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This song requires a special mention as it reflects “Unity in diversity” concept of India . It is from "Silappathikaaram", one of the oldest surviving tamil literatures till date. “Silappathikaaram” and “kANalvari” are the beginnings of what we consider as the early Tamil Isai (the roots of Carnatic music). The exact date of Silampu is not known but is considered somewhere between 400-700 AD. The work has 6 chapters on music: aRangetRukAthai, kaNalvari, vEnirkAthai, vEttuvavari, kunRakuRavai and aychiyarkuRavai. It also talks extensively about instruments, song structures, meters, stage dimensions and settings. There is no other Indian work that is so descriptive in music and dance which was portrayed during those times. . Illango adikaL also used kalippA extensively and very imaginatively. KalippA (with its tharvu, koccakam, thaazicai...) is what metamorphosed into the classical raaga structure. A song from this old tamil literature was composed by a bengali "Salil Chaudry", directed by a malayalee "ramu kariyath" and sung by a telugite "P.Susheela".

jaanaki jaane raama

Movie: dhwani (malayalam)

This song underlines the fact that art indeed transcends barriers as here, a Muslim from Lucknow set to tune, a Hindu Devotional song penned by Yusuf Ali Kecheri, a Muslim himself, hailing from the South. The song was feelingly rendered by a Hindu P. Susheela and a Christian KJ Yesudas. The song belongs to the movie "Dhwani" and marked Naushad Ali's probably the first foray into Malayalam movies and a long overdue reunion with P. Susheela , post the Tamil version of Mughal-E-Azam. Interestingly, the impetus for the reunion was provided by Naushad Ali himself through his dogged insistence of wanting P. Susheela to croon his well sculpted tune
paal polave vaan meedhile P. Susheela was the apt, first recipient of the National Award instituted for singers...for this song. The unanimous observation by the judges was that there was hardly any perciptible difference in the quality of voice across pitches/ octaves. "Uyarntha Manithan" produced by AVM was the movie that was blessed with this song composed by M.S. Viswanathan. This unparalleled achievement by the songstress was celeberated by the Producer in the presence of various dignitaries from the film world including the leading lady singer in Bollywood then, Lata Mangeshkar
iraiva un maaliagaiyil ethanaiyo

MGR was unwell and was in US undergoing treatment. The entire TamilNadu people were praying for his speedy recovery. This song was played in most of the places where public used to gather. All the theaters used to play this song as a prayer for him. MGR returned to India with more energy.

karpagam, komaathaa en kulamaathaa, aananda dhandavam P.Susheela is the only playback singer (No other male or female singers) accredited for movies karpagam, komaatha en kulamaatha and aanandha Thandavam,. Aanandha Thandavam has 22 songs in tamil. She also rendered the hindi, telugu and malayalam song versions for this movie . L.Vaidyanathan composed music with all the 72 melakartha raagams.

thamizhukkum amuthendru per

Movie: Panjavarnakkili

The legendary poet Bharathidasan written a beautiful poem on tamil. The beauty and divinity of tamil is brought out very well by P.Susheela.

sange muzhangu

Movie: kalankarai vilakkam

This song expresses the unity of tamilians . It has become a part of tamilians throughout the world.
Mori laagi latak guru charanuki There was a felicitation for P.Susheela for her completing 25 years (silver jubilee) as a Playback Singer in South film industry. Honourable CM, Governor and other celebrities attended the occasion. There was a record released on that function, named "Meera bhajans", composed by P.S.Srinivas and rendered by P.Susheela. This song is one of the best from the record.