National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar dies at 41: Tributes pour in on Twitter

FP Staff

Aug,14 2016 15:44:48 IST

National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar died in Chennai on Sunday due to jaundice, a source said. He was 41.

Na Muthukumar passed away at 41. Image courtesy: @tamannaahspeaks/Twitter

Na Muthukumar passed away at 41. Image courtesy: @tamannaahspeaks/Twitter

“He passed away at his residence. He was suffering from high fever and succumbed to jaundice,” the source close told IANS.

When he began his career, he wanted to be a director. It was with the 2000 release Tamil film Veera Nadai that Muthukumar 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 reportedly 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.

Prakash added that his musical career started with Muthukumar's song Veyilodu Vilayadi from the National Award winning Tamil film Veyyil.

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.

People on Twitter mourned the demise of the lyricist.

(With inputs from IANS)

Updated Date: Aug 14, 2016 15:44 PM