There is no one who does not recognise the melodious tone of playback singer Chitra. She is known for her sweet voice, which she has lent to nearly 25,000 songs in eight languages. Even though she is a Malyali, she sings very well in Telugu. She has earned the title of Gana Kokila of the South, after great singers like P.Susheela and S.Janaki. However, a very sad incident in Chitra's life has silenced her. She lost her little daughter in Dubai, in an accident. The little girl drowned in a swimming pool. This has affected Chitra very badly. But she fought back the sorrow and resumed her career.