G and P leela (fwd)

Sridhar Basavaraju (ghantasa@gwis2.circ.gwu.edu)
Thu, 29 Aug 1996 19:25:51 -0400 (EDT)

Hello Everyone!
   Sreenivas, who is keenly following the group's activities while on an 
extended trip to Frankfurt recently forwarded the following message to 
me on P. Leela.  I am sure that you will find it to be quite interesting.
Please keep reading!!!

Yes, Sri Devaraju Mohan is right about G and PL's relationship. 
But we are not here to discuss someone's personal matters. One 
thing is that G prefered her over others, esp. in films under 
his music direction.

She is a native Malayali, and is popular in Kerala. She is still
very much alive and visited USA in 1993, if I remember 
correctly. But the reviews on her concerts on SCIT, and in 
personal mails from acquanitances were n't positive. She is past 
her prime. Till late 80s she used to occasionally record songs; 
mostly devotional.

Her Telugu debut is in Vahini's film guNasundarikatha (1949) and 
the big break came through paataaLa bhairavi. 

More when I get back to Paderborn in early October.