Famed singer Nithyashree's husband commits suicide

Indo Asian News Service

Chennai, Dec 20 (IANS) Famed Carnatic music vocalist Nithyashree Mahadevan's husband Mahadevan committed suicide Thursday by jumping into the Adyar River from a bridge here, said police.

According to the police, Mahadevan asked his driver to stop the car when it was on a bridge near his home and jumped into the river below.

Passersby who watched the action informed the police immediately. Fire service personnel fished out the body and sent it to a hospital for post-mortem.

Mahadevan is survived by his wife Nithyashree and two daughters.

Nithyashree is the grand-daughter of late Carnatic singer D.K. Pattammal. Police are investigating the case.