Yesterday was Kishore Kumar‘s 80th birthday, and this number from Kulla Agent 000 is his only Kannada number. (At least the only one we know of.)
But, given the profusion of outside singers in Sandalwood today, the birthday provides a good opportunity to poll the best non-Kannada singer in Kannada filmdom.
Is S.P. Balasubrahmanyam tops? Where does the new crop of Udit Narayan, Kunal Ganjawala and Sonu Nigam figure? Can K.S. Chitra, Shreya Ghoshal and Sunidhi Chauhan ever match P. Susheela and S. Janaki?
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I think it is a pointless exercise trying to figure out the greatest among so many accomplished singers. We must enjoy each of the singers for the variety he or she brings to Kannada filmdom.
Nidhe barthillva nimge?
Why isnt PB Sreenivos in the list of non-Kannadiga singers ?
It is the second name in the list.
Maybe it is spelt wrongly as “Sreenivos” :)
Sorry my mistake- possibly I got carried away by people even voting for a Sonu Nigam and a SPB when PBS was available!!
Why does PBS spell his name the way he does?
Wrong polling. One cannot vote any single person. It has to be at least 4-5 persons. And, I won’t say PBS, SPB, SJ and VJ are non-kannadigas.
i love kannada singers . i pray to god please develop our kannada singers & musicians,
my vote is s.P.Balasubramanyam