National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar dies at 41, tributes pour in
National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar died in Chennai on Sunday due to jaundice, a source said. He was 41.music Updated: Aug 14, 2016 13:18 IST
National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar died in Chennai on Sunday at the age of 41. He was suffering from jaundice.
“He passed away at his residence. He was suffering from high fever and succumbed to jaundice,” the source close to the lyricist told IANS.
When he began his career, Muthukumar wanted to be a director. It was with the 2000 release Tamil film Veera Nadai that her started his journey as a lyricist.
In a career lasting over a decade, he wrote around 1,000 songs. He holds a special record for penning 103 songs in 2012.
Most popular for his collaboration with composers Yuvan Shankar Raja and GV Prakash, he wrote over 200 songs in the latter’s composition.
“Can’t believe this. Na Muthukumar is no more... He’s written more than 200 songs in my films. A huge loss. May god give strength to his family,” Prakash tweeted.
Can't believe this #namuthukumar is no more ...He's written more than 200 songs in my films A huge loss May god give strength to his family— G.V.Prakash Kumar (@gvprakash) August 14, 2016
Prakash added that his musical career started with Muthukumar’s song Veyilodu Vilayadi from the National Award winning Tamil film Veyyil.
My music career started with his lyric in veyilodu vilayadi ... He had written all the songs in #KIK .— G.V.Prakash Kumar (@gvprakash) August 14, 2016
Two of his songs Aanandha Yazhai Meetugiraai (from Thanga Meengal) and Azhage Azhage (from Saivam) fetched him National Awards.
Some of his other popular songs include Suttum Vizhi, Devathaiyai Kandaen, Mun Andhi and Venillave.
Tributes from the South film industry are pouring in, along with messages from his fans
Cinema lost one of the best lyricist. Feeling saaaaaaaad😪😪😪 R.I.P #NaMuthukumar— lokesh (@lokesh130696) August 14, 2016
Iraivaa yaen ? 😢 RIP brother #NaMuthukumar.— Sunitha Sarathy (@SunithaSarathy) August 14, 2016
I pray fr strength n God s guidance for yr family.
How can this news be real 😢
Shocking to hear popular tamil lyricist #Namuthukumar sir is no more 😓— Jameshubert (@ImJames_) August 14, 2016
Legends are here to stay forever in our hearts and he's 1among them.
Sad and shocking to hear the Demise of lyricist #NaMuthukumar. My deep condolences to his family and friends.. May his soul RIP..— Ganesh Venkatram (@talk2ganesh) August 14, 2016
Shocking .. RIP #namuthukumar sir— aishwarya (@aishu_dil) August 14, 2016
What is happening to this fraternity? #NaMuthukumar is no more? Why will such a talent depart so soon?— VJ Abishek (@cinemapayyan) August 14, 2016
It seems like a bad month for the film industry wit continuous lose of great writers and talents.— vasuki bhaskar (@vasukibhaskar) August 14, 2016
RIP National award winner #NaMuthukumar.