What Susheela has to say about Guinness record?Published: March 30, 2016
A day after Tamil cinema made its presence felt in the National Awards, another honour was in store on Tuesday, as veteran playback singer P Susheela has made her entry into Guinness book of records for singing maximum number of songs.
Guinness’ citation to Susheela read: “Pulapaka Susheela Mohan, India(B. 1935) has reportedly recorded upto 17,695 solo, duet and chorus-backed songs in over six Indian languages since the 1960s.”
Speaking to reporters later, a humble Susheela said that the adjudicators had only considered songs she had song from 1960s. “Please remember that I started singing from 1951,” she said.
“I came to Chennai only after getting trained in Carnatic music, so it was not that difficult,” the 81-year-old said, adding: “I will sing even now, if I get the opportunity.”
Following a request by journalists, she ended the press conference by singing ‘Ennai pada sonnal, enna paada thondrum…’, an evergreen song from Sivaji Ganesan-starrer ‘Pudhiya Paravai’.