Sulochana Chavan
Born
Sulochana Kadam

(1933-03-13)13 March 1933
Died10 December 2022(2022-12-10) (aged 89)
OccupationSinger
SpouseShyamrao Chavan

Sulochana Mahadev Kadam (13 March 1933 – 10 December 2022), better known as Sulochana Chavan, was an Indian singer who was known for her lavanis in Marathi.

Amongst various others, her famous lavanis included "Tuzhya Usala Laagal Kolha", "Padarawarti Jartaricha" both from film Malhari Martand (1965), "Solaawa Varees Dhokyacha", "Kasa Kay Patil Bara Hay Ka?" both from film Sawaal Majha Aika! (1964). She also recorded Hindi film and album songs.Her Hindi famous songs include "Chori Chori Aag Si Dil Mein lagake","Ulfat jisay kehtay hai. jeenay ka sahaara hai","Mousam aayaa hai rangeen", "woh aaye hain dil ko karar aa gaya hai".

Career

Sulochana started her career at a very early age.[1] At age six or seven, she took part in local dramas as Krishna in garbas. She then started acting in Gujarati theatre. She took lessons in Urdu language and also worked in Hindi-Urdu plays. She also worked in some Punjabi and Tamil films. She was introduced to the music director Shyambabu Pathak by makeup artist Shubam Dandekar. She then started going to V. Shantaram's Rajkamal Studios with her mother to take lessons in singing. At the age of 11, Chavan started singing professionally and sang in the movie Krishna Sudama (1947).[2] She was credited as K. Sulochana after her maiden surname Kadam.[3]

Her first lavani was "Naav Gaav Kashyala Pustat? Aaho Me Aahe Kolhapurchi, Mala Ho Mhantat Lavangi Mirchi" for the 1962 film Rangalya Raatri Asha where the music was composed by Vasant Pawar and the lyrics were penned by Jagdish Khebudkar. Chavan later went on to sing many lavanis through Marathi and Hindi films as well as doing stage performances.[3][4]

Personal life

Sulochana Kadam was born on 13 March 1933 in Fanas Wadi, Mumbai to Mahadev and Radhabai Kadam.[5][6] She married Shamrao Chavan, director of the film Kalgitura (1955) whereupon she came to be known as Sulochana Chavan.[citation needed] She credited her husband with teaching her basics of pronunciation and stress.[5][3]

Chavan published an autobiography 'Maaze Gaane Maaze Jagane' (lit.'My Singing My Life').[7]

Chavan died on 10 December 2022, at the age of 89.[2][8][9]

Awards and honours

Chavan receives an award in 2013.

Chavan was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India in March 2022.[10] She has also been conferred the title of Lavani Samradhni (lit.'Lavani Queen') for her singing contribution to the art genre. The title is conferred by the notable Marathi littérateur Pralhad Keshav Atre in 1952.[1][3] She was honoured with the Lata Mangeshkar Award for the year 2010 instituted by Government of Maharashtra.[11] In 2012, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award was conferred on her.[12]

Other awards

Discography

In films

Year Song Film Music director Lyricist Notes
1962 "Mala Ho Mhantat Lavangi Mirchi" Rangalya Raatri Asha Vasant Pawar Jagdish Khebudkar
1964 "Kasa Kai Patil Bara Hai Ka?" Sawaal Majha Aika!
"Solaawa Varees Dhokyacha"
1965 "Padarawarti Jartaricha Mor Naachara Hava" Malhari Martand Ga Di Madgulkar
"Phad Saambhal Turyala Ga Aala" Based on raga Kalingada[16]

Singles

Year Song Music director Lyricist
"Kheltana Rang Bai Holicha" Vitthal Chavan Yadavrao Rokade
"Kalidar Kapoori Paan" Shrinivas Khale Raja Badhe
"Padala Piklay Aamba" Tukaram Shinde Tukaram Shinde
"Aunda Lagin Karaycha" Vishwasnath More Ma Pa Bhave
"Mazya Lagnacha Bendbaja Vajato" Vitthal Shinde Lokkavi Harendra Jadhav

References

  1. ^ a b तेंडुलकर, अनुराधा (21 October 2021). "शाळा सोडली..आईची नाराजी..सुरांचा ध्यास! लावणीसम्राज्ञी सुलोचना चव्हाण यांचा प्रवास". इनमराठी. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  2. ^ a b Vernekar, Raju (10 December 2022). "Sulochana Chavan: The 'Lavani Queen' and Marathi Singer Passes away". Transcontinental Times. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  3. ^ a b c d "महाराष्ट्राच्या लोककलेचाच गौरव – सुलोचना चव्हाण" (in Marathi). Majha Paper. Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  4. ^ Mate, Ganesh (10 December 2022). "लावणी सम्राज्ञी सुलोचना चव्हाण यांचे निधन; लावणीचा आवाज हरपला". Navarashtra (in Marathi). Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  5. ^ a b "'सांभाळ गं, सांभाळ दौलत लाखाची...'; ठसकेबाज आवाज अन् लावणीची नजाकत हरपली". Lokmat (in Marathi). 11 December 2022. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  6. ^ "लावणीचे अस्तित्व हरवते आहे-सुलोचना चव्हाण" (in Marathi). Mumbai: Lokmat. 24 December 2012. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  7. ^ Chavan, Sulochana; Damle, Savita (2007). माझं गाणं... माझं जगणं (Maz Gan Maz Jagan). Mumbai: Mudra Prakashan. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  8. ^ Sulochana Chavan Passes Away : लावणीसम्राज्ञी सुलोचना चव्हाण यांचे वृद्धापकाळाने निधन; 92 व्या वर्षी घेतला अखेरचा श्वास (in Marathi)
  9. ^ "Sulochna Chavan: Death of Lavani empress Sulochana Chavan; The sound of planting is lost". Tezz buzz. 10 December 2022. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  10. ^ "Veteran singer Sulochana Chavan receives Padma Shri". The Print. ANI. 28 March 2022. Retrieved 3 January 2023.
  11. ^ "Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lavni singer Sulochana Chavan". The Indian Express. Mumbai. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  12. ^ "Ilayaraja gets Sangeet Natak Akademi award". The Hindu. New Delhi. 24 December 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  13. ^ "सुलोचना चव्हाण, संगमनेरकर यांना महापालिकेचा 'पठ्ठे बापूराव पुरस्कार'" (in Marathi). Pune: Loksatta. 18 January 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  14. ^ "सुलोचना चव्हाण यांना 'राम कदम पुरस्कार'". Maharashtra Times (in Marathi). 10 February 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  15. ^ "मोहिते-पाटील लावणी पुरस्कार सुलोचना चव्हाण यांना जाहीर" (in Marathi). Sakal. 10 January 2011. Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  16. ^ "फड सांभाळ तुर्‍याला ग" (in Marathi). Aathavanitli Gani. Retrieved 15 January 2013.

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