Famed singer Nithyashree's husband commits suicide

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.