Death of veteran musician Prof. Sanath Nandasiri | Daily News

Death of veteran musician Prof. Sanath Nandasiri

Veteran singer, musician, and composer ‘Sangeeth Nipun’ Prof. Sanath Nandasiri (81) passed away yesterday at his residence.

Prof. Nandasiri was born on February 15, 1942 in Gothatuwa. He first appeared on Sinhala Radio at the age of 13 in 1955.

Nandasiri married singer Malkanthi Nandasiri née Peiris on December 18,1971.

He was the Chancellor of the University of the Visual and Performing Arts in Sri Lanka.

One of the iconic singers in Sri Lankan music, Nandasiri received several awards for his compositions in a career spanning more than six decades. He also composed the music to Sandamalige Kathawa, the first TV serial on Rupavahini.

Some of Sanath Nandasiri’s popular songs are Eda Meda Thura, Lassananam, Eka Yayaka Mal, Dedunne Paata Paatin, Sihina Thotupale, Aashirwada Kalo, Peradina Oba Dutu and Sinhalayeku Vee.

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