Vishal’s gesture to Kollangudi KaruppayeePublished: March 5, 2016
Veteran folk singer and actress Kollanguri Karuppayee was in for a pleasant surprise from Nadigar Sangam general secretary Vishal recently.
After reading a media report in which Karuppayee was quoted as saying that she was suffering a lot without income and she was not even made a member of Nadigar Sangam, Vishal has rushed financial support to her.
Also, he has given an assurance that she would be made a member of South Indian Artistes Association within a week’s time.
Karuppayee is considered one of the pioneers of Tamil folk music. She served as an inspiration for many other folk artistes. She started her career as a performer on All India Radio about thirty years before her foray into films. She is a recipient of the prestigious Kalaimamani award for her contributions to music.