A popular singer Satish Perera has passed away this morning at a private hospital, family sources said.
The Ananda College old boy, whose father Shelton Perera was also a reputed musician and singer, was 43 at the time of his death. He was also the brother of popular songstress Anuradha Perera.
Satish Perera was a crowd puller at musical shows where he sang a mix of his father's songs and his own creations. Among the hits were Awasan Liyumai Obata Liyanne, Maha Muhudu Wimane, Egodaha Yanno, Amba Damba Naran, Mihirethi Wasantha Kale, An Hematama Wada, Suwanda Rosa Mal, Kanduluwalin Pem Hasuna Liyannata, Adareta Hadu Dun Tharam and hundreds of others.
Satish also became popular with the 'Milton, Milton and Shelton' concert which had Priyankara Perera, Ranil Mallawarachchi and Satish Perera – sons of yesteryear veteran singers.
He launched two music albums 'Pem Hasuna' and 'Egodaha Yanno' which became hits. He had also toured several countries on musical missions. Funeral arrangements will be notified later.