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Eminent Tamil Lyricist Na Muthukumar passes away

Eminent poet and lyricist Na Muthukumar passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu following an illness. He was 41.

He was known for his critically acclaimed literary work and Tamil film songs. He also had won two national awards.

About Na Muthukumar

  • Born on 12 July 1975 in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu.
  • He had entered the film industry with a dream of becoming a director and had worked as an associate for Balumahendra.
  • But his knowledge in Tamil language and literature led him to the area of song-writing. He had first wrote songs for director Seeman’s film Veeranadai
  • He has written more than 1,000 lyrics in various movies and also penned novel “Silk City” in Tamil.
  • Awards and Honours: He had won two national awards for his lyrics “Anandha Yazhai Meetukirazh” in “Thanga Meenkazh” and “Azhagae Azhagae” in “Saivam”.

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Veteran Tamil writer-producer Panchu Arunachalam passes away

Veteran film producer, screenplay and script writer Panchu Arunachalam passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu following brief illness. He was 75.

He had mostly worked in Tamil cinema and had introduced Ilayaraja (renowned film composer) as music director in his film Annakili. He had made most of films starring Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth.

About Panchu Arunachalam

  • Born on 18 June 1941 in Sirukoodalpatti in Tamil Nadu. He was mentored by poet Kannadasan who was his uncle.
  • As a writer, he has worked in 100 films and also has written song lyrics for more than 200 films. He had produced films under his production banner named P. A. Arts.[
  • Some of his famous movies are Sakalakala Vallavan, Murattu Kaalai and Apoorva Sagodhargal.
  • He had worked with Rajinikanth in 23 films, including Pokkiri Raja, Kazhugu and Paayum Puli among others.

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