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Legendary music director MS Viswanathan passes away

Doyen music composer Manayangath Subramanian Viswanathan passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was 87.

The veteran musician had composed music for over a thousand films in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam and was fondly called as the King of Light Music (Mellisai Mannar in Tamil).

About MS Viswanathan

  • He was born on 24 June 1928 in Elapulli in Palakkad district of Kerala.
  • He had entered the film career as a child artist starring as the Bala Murugan in the film Kannagi. He had composed music for over 1700 films in Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada.
  • Some of his best films include Sumaithaangi, Paasamalara, Aayirathil Oruvan, Server Sundaram and Enga Veetu Pillai.
  • He has the distinction of having worked with 4 chief ministers from the film world. They are MG Ramachandran, NT Ramarao, M.Karunanidhi and J.Jayalalithaa.
  • Awards: Kalaimamani (A jewel for art) of Tamil Nadu Government and several other prestigious music awards.
  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has conferred the Thirai Isai Chakravarthy (in Tamil means The Emperor of Cine Music) title.

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