Radhika Thilak, the popular playback singer passed away. The 45-year-old succumbed to cancer in a private hospital in Kochi. Radhika is survived by husband Suresh and their only daughter Devika.
She was admitted in the hospital since last few days, due to high fever. Radhika's condition got worsened due to the infection. The singer was staying out of the limelight since last few years, after she was diagnosed with cancer.
Radhika Thilak is also a close relative of popular singers Sujatha and G Venugopal. She has sung more than 70 film songs; but earned immense popularity through the stage shows, devotional music albums and television programmes.
Maya Manjalil (Ottayal Pattalam), Ente Ulludukkum Kotti (Deepasthambham Mahashcharyam), Deva Sangeetham (Guru), Manja Kiliyude (Kanmadam), Manassil Midhuna Mazha (Nandanam) etc are some her highly popular film songs.
Radhika Thilak was also popular as a television presenter, through her musical chat shows in Doordarshan and several other Malayalam channels. She was also associated with All India Radio for several years, where she earned fame through the Lalitha Ganangal programme.