Who Was Usha Uthup’s Second Husband Jani Chacko Uthup? Know About Their Unique Love Story

Here's everything you need to know about singer Usha Uthup's second husband and tea connoisseur, Jani Chacko Uthup.

Jani Chacko, Usha Uthup’s second husband, passed away at the age of 78 from a cardiac arrest in Kolkata on Monday. The couple maintained a private life at their residence in the city. Here are additional insights into Jani, who, besides being Usha’s spouse, was known for his expertise in tea.

Who Was Jani Chacko?

Jani Chacko Uthup, born in 1946, was the son of Brigadier CC Uthup and hailed from a Syrian Christian family in Kottayam. He finished his schooling in Chennai before moving to Kolkata in search of employment.

Jani Uthup, Usha Uthup’s second husband, made significant contributions to India’s tea industry during his career at J Thomas & Co. Starting as a tea taster and trainee in London in 1967, he became a key figure in the company, playing a vital role in the sector’s development. His impact is celebrated by the Bygone Plantation Days group for his lasting contributions.

Jani Chacko And Usha Uthup’s Love Story

In 1969, during her performance at Kolkata’s Trincas nightclub, Usha Uthup met Jani Chacko for the first time. At that time, she was accompanied by her husband Ramu. The initial meeting sparked a connection, and Jani extended an invitation for Ramu to join them for a meal the next day, which further intensified tensions.

Despite Ramu’s absence the following day, Usha and Jani’s connection grew, leading to Usha gradually realizing her feelings for Jani. This realization marked the beginning of the end of her five-year marriage with Ramu. Eventually, Usha made the decision to move on from Ramu and pursue a relationship with Jani, whom she eventually married for love. These events are detailed in Usha Uthup’s biography, authored by Vikas Kumar Jha.

Jani is survived by Usha and their two children – daughter Anjali Uthup and son Sunny Uthup.

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