Kerala woman claims singer Anuradha Paudwal is her mother, demands Rs 50 cr as compensation

Karmala Modex and Anuradha Paudwal

Thiruvananthapuram: A 46-year-old woman has filed a petition in a court here, claiming that she was the daughter of popular playback singer Anuradha Paudwal and sought a Rs 50 crore compensation from her biological parents for allegedly denying her the childhood and life she was entitled to.

Karmala Modex, a city resident, told reporters here that Paudwal had handed her over to her foster parents—Ponnachan and Agnes—in 1974 as the singer had a busy schedule and did not want to raise a child at the time.

Paudwal, a recipient of the Padma Shri and the National Film Award, was married to music composer Arun Paudwal.

"Ponnachan, who passed away a few years ago had revealed in his death bed to Modex that she is the biological daughter of Arun-Anuradha couple," Modex's lawyer told media here.

He also said that Modex had tried to get in touch with the singer before filing the case but never got any response.

(With inputs from PTI)