Renowned singer and music composer, Shankar Mahadevan has been hospitalized in Delhi after suffering two heart attacks, according to a report.
It is said that the 48-year-old singer complained of uneasiness and chest pain before his kins rushed him to a nearby hospital, where doctors treated him for cardiac arrest after admitting him in the ICU.
Interestingly, reports have suggested that the Viswaroopam music director might've suffered from cardiac arrest on Friday (December 4th), but the news surfaced only recently as his relatives wanted privacy.
"It was mainly due to exhaustion. Dad underwent angioplasty on the first day itself when he was hospitalised. Thankfully, there weren't any major blockages. He is recuperating well and the doctors said he would be discharged within a day or two," Shankar's son has confirmed.
Also, a source close to the singer has revealed to a leading daily about his health condition at the moment, "Yes he has been admitted to Delhi hospital, he was feeling uneasy and the doctor advised him for an ECG checkup and then asked him to get hospitalized for a couple of days, but he is perfectly fine, and will be back in Mumbai soon. We request to respect the privacy."
Meanwhile, the singer himself has thanked all his fans and well-wishers for their prayers and support.
"My dearest friends and well wishers, I have no words to express my gratitude for the amount of love and prayers I've received in the past few days when I was going through a health problem", he wrote on his social networking page.
He further went on to add, "By God's blessings, your positive energy and some excellent doctors, all the procedures were successful and I'm recovering very well. Waiting to come and rock with ya'll soon! Lots of love and hugs."
Shankar Mahadevan, who started his career as a singer here in Chennai, went on to become a successful music director in Mumbai, collaborating with musicians Ehsaan and Loy. He has four National Awards under his belt.
Take a look at the slides below for some of his latest Tamil songs which went on to become chartbusters:
'Unnai Kaanadhu' (Vishwaroopam)
'Unnai Kaanadhu' from Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroopam is arguably one of the best songs sung by Shankar Mahadevan in recent times. He had also served this film as a music director, collaborating with his partners Ehsaan and Loy.
Composed by Devi Sri Prasad, the song 'Sottavaala' from Ilayathalapathy Vijay's Puli became an instant hit. Shankar Mahadevan's majestic voice along with his musical nuances had given a whole new dimension to the song.
'Adadada Arrambame' (Arrambam)
The introduction song in Thala Ajith's Arrambam was sung by Shankar Mahadevan. Composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, 'Adadada Arrambame' is still a favourite among many Ajith and Shankar Mahadevan fans.
'Vaale Vaale' (Singam II)
There are only few singers who can croon melodies and then create a similar impact while singing progressive folk. Shankar Mahadevan is one among them and this song from Singam II serves as a proof.
'Roja Kadale' (Anegan)
Composed by Harris Jayaraj, 'Roja Kadale' from Dhanush's Anegan was sung by Chinmayi Sripada and Sunidhi Chauhan along with Shankar Mahadevan. The song instantly became very popular among young music lovers.
Though this song did not feature in the movie, 'Paalam' from Vijay's Kaththi turned out to become a special song for many. Composed by Anirudh Ravichander, this particular song houses many genres of music.