The nightingale of South Indian cinema, singer S Janaki, sustained a fall when she was visiting a relative in Mysuru and fractured her hip. The 81-year-old singer was rushed to a private hospital and underwent a hip surgery after the fall.

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She was finally discharged a few days ago and looked very well as she spoke to press and thanked the healthcare staff who took care of her. When asked about the fall, she told a news site,¬†“I accidentally fell down and hurt my hip while entering their house. I have been operated upon. I will rest for a few days in Mysuru. People of Kannada naadu (Kannada state) love me a lot. With their prayers and love, I will be fine. My fans are like my children and they have prayed for my welfare.”

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She is expected to be in recovery for the next three weeks and would be able to walk normally after that. S Janaki has a musical career spanning over 63 years and she sung in ALL South Indian languages. She has won 4 National Film Awards and 33 different State Film Awards throughout her career.