Kaviyoor Revamma

Kaviyoor C. K. Revamma (14 April 1930 in Kaviyoor – 13 May 2007 in Kollam) was a popular Carnatic vocalist. Revamma, who started learning Carnatic music at the age of eight, had her initiation into the career of a musician at Aruvipuram at the age of 16.

Dr. Kaviyoor C. K. Revamma

After securing the first rank in BA and MA degree (music) examinations, she received her PhD in music from Kerala University. Revamma was the first to get PhD in music from Kerala University. Later, she lectured at the Women’s College in Thiruvananthapuram, where she became the head of the department of Music. Revamma also served as principal of the Thrissur Government College and retired as deputy director, Collegiate Education.

Revamma sang in many films, including Jeevitha Nouka, Navalokam, Neelakuyil, Sasidharan, Ponkathir and Chechy. Her first film was Sasidharan. Revamma, P. Leela and Jikky (Krishnaveni) were known as the singing trio of Malayalam films of yesteryears. Revamma lent her voice for songs in about 20 Malayalam films in 1950s, including such musical hits as Jeevitha Nouka, Navalokam, Neelakuyil, Sasidharan, Ponkathir and Chechy. Her duet with A M Rajah mesmerised listeners with classic numbers like Nee en chandrane, njaan nin chandrika and Anputhan ponnambalthil from the movie Avan Marannu. Revamma later concentrated on teaching and research in music.

A holder of Ganabhushanam from the Thiruvananthapuram Music College, she also served as a member of the Board of Studies of Kerala, Calicut and MG universities. She taught at different colleges of the state. She conducted her postdoctoral studies in ethno-musicology at UCLA with a Fulbright scholarship. Revamma also served as a visiting professor at various universities in the United States.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Language Song Music Director Co-Singer
1950 Chechi Malayalam Aasha Thakarukayo G. K. Venkatesh P. Kalinga Rao
"Kalitha Kalaamaya"
"Varika Varika" G. K. Venkatesh
1950 Sasidharan Malayalam Neeyen Chandrane P. Kalinga Rao Vaikam Mani
"Parameshwari"
"Aanandame"
1951 Jeevitha Nouka Malayalam Paahi Thaaye V. Dakshinamoorthy Mehboob
"Gathiyethumilla"
"Thornidumo Kanneer" Mehboob
"Thoraathasrudhaara"
"Paathakalil Vaaneedumee"
"Pasiyaaluyirvaadi"
"Vaarthinkal Thaalameduthavar" Mehboob & V. Dakshinamoorthy
1951 Kerala Kesari Malayalam Parameswari Naadhe M. S. Gnanamani
1951 Navalokam Malayalam Malayala Malarvaadiye V. Dakshinamurthy
"Aananda Gaanam Paadi"
1951 Rakthabandham Malayalam Sumadhura Sushamaakaarame S. M. Subbaiah Naidu & S. N. Ranganathan
"Varoo Varoo Naayaka"
"Premathin Reethi"
1951 Yachakan Malayalam Veeshuka Neele S. N. Ranganathan V. N. Rajan
1952 Achan Malayalam Daivame Karuna Saagarame P. S. Divakar Kozhikode Abdul Kader
"Jeevithaanandam"
"Theliyoo Nee Ponvilakke"
"Pon Makane" A. M. Rajah & Madhavapeddi Satyam
1952 Amma Malayalam Ammathaan Paarilaalambame V. Dakshinamurthy
"Varunee Premaramani" Gokulapalan
1952 Marumakal Malayalam Jagadeeshwara P. S. Divakar
"Oh Maayaathe Ee Madhukara Vasantham" Sebastian Joseph
1952 Thanthai Tamil "Ninaive Ninaive Nenjam" P. S. Divakar
"Chudar Vidu Pon Vilakke"
1953 Lokaneethi Malayalam Ariyaathe Kinaakkalil V. Dakshinamoorthy A. M. Rajah
"Oru Navayugame" A. M. Rajah & P. Leela
"Komala Mridu" P. Leela
"Poovaadiyaake"
"Paavangalil Alivulla" A. M. Rajah
1952 Pasiyin Kodumai Tamil Azhuvaadhe En Chella Kanney P. S. Divakar
"Poo Nirai Maamara Cholai" A. M. Rajah, Madhavapeddi Satyam & P. Leela
"Nee Chenru Odhu Kaatrey" A. M. Rajah
"Thollai Tharum Vaazhvil" A. M. Rajah
1952 Visappinte Vili Malayalam Karayaathennomanakkunje P. S. Divakar
"Malaranikkaadukal Thingi Vinngi" A. M. Rajah, Jose Prakash & P. Leela
"Kulirekidunna Katte" A. M. Rajah
"Chinthayil Neerunna" Jose Prakash
1953 Mamiyar Tamil C. N. Pandurangan
1953 Ponkathir Malayalam Ullaasam Ulakellam Br Lakshmanan Mehboob & N. Lalitha
"Sukhame Sukhame" Kamukara Purushothaman & N. Lalitha
1953 Velakkaran Tamil Pichakappoo Choodum V. Dakshinamoorthy
"Vidooramee"
"Aathirathannaananda Kaalamaay" P. Leela
"Alayukayaam" P. Leela
1954 Avan Varunnu Malayalam Adithozhunnen V. Dakshinamoorthy
"Anputhan Ponnambalathil" A. M. Rajah
"Vinnin Nilaave"
1955 Harishchandra Malayalam Devaadhi Raaja Velka Br Lakshmanan Kumari Thampi & C. S. Radhadevi
1955 Kalam Marunnu Malayalam Painkiliye Vaa Vaa G. Devarajan & Br Lakshmanan
"Marayaathe Viliasavoo"
1955 Kidappadam Malayalam Ennini Njan Nedum V. Dakshinamoorthy A. M. Rajah
1961 Mudiyanaya Puthran Malayalam Chanchala Chanchala M. S. Baburaj P. Leela
"Ellaarum Thattanu Muttanu" K. S. George, Mehboob & Santha P. Nair
"Onathumbi Onathumbi"
1958 Mariakutty Malayalam "Punnara Ponnumole" Br Lakshmanan
1962 Puthiya Akasam Puthiya Bhoomi Malayalam "Murali Mohana Krishna" M. B. Sreenivasan P. Leela

ReferencesEdit

  • "C.K. Revamma dead". The Hindu. 14 May 2007. Retrieved 25 April 2018.