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Malayalam playback singer Radhika Thilak died on Sunday evening at a private hospital in Kochi, according to reports.

Aged 45, Radhika was reportedly hospitalised a few days ago after she was suffering from fever. She had also been diagnosed with cancer, for which has been undergoing treatment for about two years. Her funeral reportedly took place on Monday.

The singer, who has sung about 70 film songs, debuted with "Pulkkodithumbilum" song in the film "Sangha Gaanam" in 1989. Some of the popular films, in which she has worked, include "Ottayalpattalam", "Guru", "Kanmadam", "Ravanaprabhu" and "Pranayam".

[Read more: 10 songs to remember deceased playback singer Radhika Thilak]

Some of the most popular songs sung by Radhika include 'Maayamanchalil' ('Ottayal Pattalam' - 1991), 'Devasangeetham' ('Guru' - 1997), 'Manjakilyude Moolipattunde' (Kanmadam - 1998) and 'Kaithapoo Manamenthe' (Sneham - 1998)

She has also sung 200 light music songs and several devotional songs. She became popular in the 1990s through Doordarshan and Akashavani.

[Read more: Popular Hindu, Christian devotional songs by Radhika Thilak]

Radhika did her schooling at Chinmaya Vidyalaya and college in St Teresa's College in Ernakulam. Her family includes husband Suresh and daughter Devika, who is also a singer. Singers Sujatha and G Venugopal are her relatives.

Meanwhile, celebrities have mourned the death of the playback singer.

Check out tweets and Facebook status from celebs and politicians:

Mohanlal paid homage to deceased singer Radhika Tilak


Posted by Mohanlal on Sunday, 20 September 2015
Mohanlal pays homage to deceased singer Radhika TilakFacebook/Official

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy tweeted his condolences on Radhika's death.

Oscar winning sound designer Resul Pookutty

Singer G Venugopal, who is a relative of Radhika, paid homage to her

Radhika my cousin has departed from this world leaving musical memories and few good songs to those who remain. She was...

Posted by G Venugopal on Sunday, 20 September 2015
Singer G Venugopal is a relative of Radhika Thilak

Singer KS Chithra

It is with great sorrow and shock I heard the news about the untimely demise of Radhika Thilak. It is very sad and tough...

Posted by K S Chithra on Sunday, 20 September 2015
KS Chithra

Singer Jyotsna

Rest in peace Radhikaechi.. Your ever smiling face and honey sweet voice will live in our hearts forever.

Posted by Jyotsna on Sunday, 20 September 2015

Entertainment industry tracker Sreedhar Pillai

Meera Nandan

My first stage was with this amazing singer! This is such a shocking news!! RIP Radhika tilak

Kalabhavan Mani

Sad to hear this news. May her soul rest in peace.

Anupama Parameswaran

 May her soul rest in peace. Shocking news. :(

Check out popular film songs sung by Radhika Thilak:

'Devasangeetham' in 'Guru'

'Thiruvaathira thiranokkiya' in 'Kanmadam'

'Maayamanchalil ithu vazhiye pokum thinkale' in 'Ottayal Pattalam'

 'Kanana kuyilinu' in 'Mr Brahmachari'

'Kaithapoo Manamenthe' in 'Sneham'