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    Music director and singer L.N. Shastry. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

    Music director and singer L.N. Shastry. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

    L.N. Shastry (46), noted playback singer and music director of Kannada cinema, breathed his last on Wednesday noon. He is survived by his wife Suma Shastry, a noted singer. Shastry was suffering from cancer.

    Shastry has sung for over 25 films and his “Kolumande Jangama Deva” for the film Janumada Jodi directed by T.S. Nagabharana brought him name and fame. This song also got him Karnataka State Film Award as Best Male Playback Singer. “Karunaade KaiChachide Node” for the film Malla starring Ravichandran was another of his hit songs.

    He was disciple of music directors Hamsalekha and V. Manohar, before he became an independent composer for the film Kanasalu Neene Manasalu NeeneMelody was the last film he composed music for. He has last sung for a song for the film Love in Mandya.

    Political leaders and members of the film fraternity condoled the death of the musician, who enriched Kannada cinema through his music.

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The  Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Bengaluru / by Special Correspondent / Bengaluru – August 30th, 2017

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