Abhayadev (25 June 1913 – 26 July 2000) was an Indian poet and lyricist during the 1970s in Malayalam movies.[1] He wrote lyrics for around 500 films and dialogues for 25 Malayalam movies.[2][3] He was born as Ayyappan Pillai, to Karimalil Kesava Pillai who was also a well-known poet, at Pallam near Kottayam.[4] He made his debut in 1949 as lyricist in the film Vellinakshatram.[5] He was actively involved in the activities of Sahitya Pravarthaka Cooperative Society (SPCS), Hindi Prachar Sabha, and numerous other social and cultural organisations till his death.[6] He was awarded the J. C. Daniel Award in 1995.[7][8] His grandson Ambilikuttan is a singer.

Abhayadev
Abhayadev
Abhayadev
Background information
Birth nameAyyappan Pillai
Born(1913-06-25)25 June 1913
Pallam, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Died26 July 2000(2000-07-26) (aged 87)
Occupation(s)Poet, lyricist
Years active1949–2000
LabelsAudiotracs

Partial filmographyEdit

LyricsEdit

  • Jeevitha Vaadi ... Vellinakshathram 1949
  • Aashaheenam ... Vellinakshathram 1949
  • Premamanoharame ... Vellinakshathram 1949
  • Evam Niravadhiroopangal ... Vellinakshathram 1949
  • Alolamala ... Vellinakshathram 1949
  • Thrikkodi ... Vellinakshathram 1949
  • Aashaamohaname ... Vellinakshathram 1949
  • Porinaay Iranguvin ... Vellinakshathram 1949
  • Shokavikalame ... Vellinakshathram 1949
  • Raagaramya Madhukale ... Vellinakshathram 1949
  • Vidhiyude Leela ... Prasanna 1950
  • Kalaanikethe Keralamaathe ... Prasanna 1950
  • Sukritharaaga ... Prasanna 1950
  • Dhavalaroopa ... Prasanna 1950
  • Gaanamohana Hare ... Prasanna 1950
  • Kaayikasoubhaagyam ... Prasanna 1950
  • Sneham Thookum ... Prasanna 1950
  • Jaathivairam Neethirahitham ... Prasanna 1950
  • Bhaarathamaatha Paripoorna ... Prasanna 1950
  • Aagathamaay Madhukaalam ... Prasanna 1950
  • Ninnai Sharanaandainthen ... Prasanna 1950
  • Ponne Neeyum Njanum ... Prasanna 1950
  • Thakarukayo Sakalamen ... Prasanna 1950
  • Ellaam Sundaramayam ... Prasanna 1950
  • Rathnam Vithachaal ... Nallathanka 1950
  • Mahesha Maayamo ... Nallathanka 1950
  • Pathiye Daivam ... Nallathanka 1950
  • Sodara Bandhamathonne ... Nallathanka 1950
  • Imbamerum Ithalaakum ... Nallathanka 1950
  • Manoharamee Raajyam ... Nallathanka 1950

DialogueEdit

  • Yaachakan (1951)
  • Desabhakthan (1952)
  • Natyathaara (1955)
  • Shaanthi Nivas (1962)
  • Ardharaathri (1969)
  • Jeevithasamaram (1971)
  • Sreekrishna Leela (1971)
  • Sathi Anasooya (1972)
  • Vilakkappetta Kani (1974)
  • Aval Oru Thudarkadha (1975)
  • Raja Mayoora Varma (1976)
  • Kollakkaaran (1976)
  • Seethaa Swayamvaram (1976)
  • Velaankanni Mathavu (1977)
  • Chila Nerangalil Chila Manushyar (1977)
  • Misiha Charithram (1978)
  • Sankaraabharanam (1980)
  • Sapthapadi (1981)
  • Thirakal Ezhuthiya Kavitha (1980)
  • Panineerppookkal (1981)
  • Thennal Thedunna Poovu (1984)
  • Mayoori (1985)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Malayalam Songs by Lyricist Abhayadev". en.msidb.org. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Abhayadev". malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Raaga - Malayalam - Lyricist - Abhayadev". raaga.com. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  4. ^ Pradeep, K. (28 March 2013). "Unforgettable verses". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Music composer Dakshinamoorthy passes away at 94 - The Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  6. ^ "ORAL KOODI KALLANAYI 1964 - The Hindu". thehindu.com. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Abhayadev - Awards & Nominations". awardsandwinners.com. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  8. ^ "KeralaScope". keralascope.com. Retrieved 29 August 2014.