The legendary music composer and the King of Light Music, M.S.Viswanathan who had dedicated almost for 1700 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam for the film industry passed away this morning (July 14 at 4:15 A.M.) in a Fortis Malar hospital at Chennai. At the age of 87, he had been suffering from several ailments including breathing problems and was admitted in hospital.
The veteran’s career was started from the movie ‘Panam’ starring Sivaji Ganesan in 1952. He was later well known in a duo combination with his fellow violinist T.K.Ramamoorthy, popularly in the name of “Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy”. The outcome of their association was tunes for more than 750 movies over a decade. He also has the fame of working with three Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu - MGR, Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa.
Ramamoorthy had also passed two years back at the age of 90. Previously, Viswanathan’s wife Janaki expired in 2012. The last rites are to be performed on Wednesday by his four sons and three daughters. Though his life is separated from his body, his soul still lives through his ever memorable songs.
Ilayaraja hosted a musical tribute to the late M.S.Viswanathan on July 27 at Kamarajar Arangam in Chennai. The duo had given nearly 30 songs and the concert was named as ‘Ennulle Ulla MSV’ with musicians who worked with MSV. In spite of the grand event he did not invite anyone from cine industry....see more