Muthu Kumar Death has been a massive loss for Tamil cinema as he died due to cardiac arrest after battling jaundice.
Nagarajan Muthukumar was a poet, lyricist, and author from Tamil Nadu. He is most known for his Tamil language cinema songs, for which he got the most Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist in Tamil.
He was also a two-time National Film Award winner for Best Lyrics for his work in Thanga Meenkal and Saivam.
He began his career as a four-year assistant to Balu Mahendra. He was later approached to write songs for Seeman’s film Veera Nadai.
He has written dialogue for several films, including Kireedam (2007) and Vaaranam Aayiram (2008). Sarvam Thaala Mayam, in which he collaborated with A.R. Rahman, was his most recent film as a lyricist.
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Muthukumar, suffering from jaundice for a long time, died of cardiac arrest on August 14, 2016, at his Chennai apartment. His wife, son, and daughter survive him.
“He passed away at his residence. He had a high temperature and passed away from jaundice, according to a source close to the lyricist, who spoke to IANS.
When he began his career, Muthukumar wanted to be a director. With the 2000 release Tamil film Veera Nadai, he started his journey as a lyricist.
He wrote over 1,000 songs throughout his ten-year career. He set a new record in 2012 by writing 103 songs.
Most notably, he is renowned for his partnerships with composers Yuvan Shankar Raja and GV Prakash, for whom he penned over 200 songs.
“I can’t believe it. Na Muthukumar is no longer alive. He’s composed almost 200 songs for my films. A tremendous setback. “May God give his family strength,” Prakash tweeted.
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Na. Muthukumar was born on July 12, 1975, in Kannikapuram Village, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, to Tamil teachers Nagarajan and Sivalakshmi.
On June 14, 2006, he married Jeevalakshmi at Vadapalani, Chennai. Adhavan was his son, and Yogalakshmi was his daughter. Ramesh Kumar was his brother.
He grew up in Kannikapuram Village, Kancheepuram, in a middle-class family. His mom died when he was four years old. He has had a love of reading since he was a youngster.
Afterward, he attended Pachaiyappa’s College in Chennai. For four years, he worked beneath Balu Mahendra.
Afterward, he was allowed to write songs for the film “VeeraNadai,” directed by Seeman. In 2007, he accepted a new post as the Dialog writer for the film “Kireedam.”
He also authored the dialogue for the film “Vaaranam Aayiram” in 2008. From 1999 to 2016, he wrote lyrics for many songs in various films.
Ultimately, he composed the lyrics for his film “Sarvam Thaala Mayam,” directed by A.R Rahman.
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He had been a novelist, poet, and writer. Muthukumar has collaborated with several Tamil music directors for whom he has composed over 700 songs in over 50 films.
Before his death, he was one of the busiest lyricists in the Tamil cinema industry. His film songs on the feelings of a child and a parent received much public praise.
His admirers well received Muthukumar’s songs. And he was an inspiration to emerging lyricists.
Run, Baghavathi, Dhool, Vaseegara, Sami, Paarthiban Kanavu, Thirumaali, Pithamagan, Gilli, Ayya, Chandramukhi, Kireedam, Pallikoodam, Azhagiya Tamil Magan, Deivathirumagan, Thuppaki, Billa2, Thalaivaa, Kaaki Sattai, Sethupathi, Theri, 2.0 and more.
He also wrote songs for television shows such as Jeyippathu Nijam, En Thozhi En Kaadhali En Manaivi, and Appanum Aathaalum.
Muthukumar’s first prize was the “Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Lyricist” in 2005 for the film Ghajini.
Later the same year, he was awarded the “Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Lyricist” for his work on various films.
Muthukumar won the “Tamil Nadu Film Award for Best Lyrics” in 2013 for his work on Thangameengal.