Born:9 December 1919
Died: 2 August 2013
- He was a veteran carnatic musician and composer and music director of Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi films, predominantly in Malayalam films.
- He has set scores for the songs in over 125 films. He has to his credit as many as 859 songs composed over a period of 64 years.
- Fondly known as Swami, he was instrumental in pioneering classical music-based film songs.
- Revered as one of the forefathers of the Malayalam music industry, he has mentored many of the renowned singers/composers of current times.
- He received Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy Award(1961), Swathi Puraskar Award – Kerala’s Highest Award(2013) and many more .
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December 9, 2018