Veteran Singer and composer Sanath Nandasiri has passed away at the age of 81 while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo, reports Hiru news.

Prof. Sangeeth Nipun Herath Mudiyanselage Sanath Nandasiri (born 15 February 1942) was a Sri Lankan singer, musician, music director, composer and playback singer. Earlier he was worked as Chancellor of the University of the Visual and Performing Arts in Sri Lanka.

One of the iconic singers in Sri Lankan music, Nandasiri has received several awards for his compositions in a career spanning more than six decades. He also composed the music to Sandamalige Kathawa, the first TV serial on Rupavahini.