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Nagarajan Muthukumar (12 July 1975–14 August 2016) was an Tamil poet, lyricist, and author. Best known for his Tamil language film songs, he received the most number of Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist in Tamil and was a two-time recipient of the National Film Award for Best Lyrics for his works in Thanga Meenkal (2013) and Saivam (2014).

Na. Muthukumar
Na Muthukumar at Touring Talkies Audio Launch.jpg
Native name
நா. முத்துக்குமார்
BornNa. Muthukumaran
(1975-07-12)12 July 1975
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
DiedAugust 14, 2016(2016-08-14) (aged 41)
Chennai, India
Pen nameMunaivar
Occupation
  • Poet
  • lyricist
  • writer
  • novelist
Period1975–2016
SpouseJeevalakshmi Muthukumar (2006-2016)

Contents

BiographyEdit

Muthukumar grew up in a village Kannigapuram in Kancheepuram, India. He has a brother Ramesh kumar. At the age of four, he lost his mother and acquired an interest in reading.[1]

He began his career to become a director and worked under Balu Mahendra for four years.[2] He was later offered to write lyrics in the film Veera Nadai, directed by Seeman.[3] He has been credited as a dialogue writer in a few films, including Kireedam (2007) and Vaaranam Aayiram (2008). His last movie as lyricist is for the movie "Sarvam thaala mayam" with A.R.Rahman.

On 14 June 2006, he was married to Jeevalakshmi in Vadapalani, Chennai.[4]

Muthukumar, who had been suffering from jaundice for long, died on the morning of 14 August 2016, at his Chennai residence due to cardiac arrest.[5][6] At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife and two children: a son and a daughter.[7]

FilmographyEdit

LyricistEdit

Year Film Song(s)
1999 Malabar Police Hollywood Mudhal
Minsara Kanna Boy Friendai Paarthal
Hello Salaam Gulamu
Maanaseega Kadhal
Ooty Oh Lilly
Iraniyan Chandirane Satchi & En Maaman Madurai
Unnaruge Naan Irundhal Chinna Chinna Poove
2000 Vaanathaippola Thavaniye Ennai Mayakiriye
Eazhaiyin Sirippil Sakkaravalli
James Pandu James Pandu Da
Veeranadai Kaalaiyile & Muthu Mutha
Sabhash Thank You & Ulagai Suttri
2001 Dumm Dumm Dumm
Nandha Or Aayiram Yaanai
Love Marriage
2002 Vivaramana Aalu Adiye Aaravalli & Yei Maamaa
Unnai Ninaithu Chocklet Chocklet
Run Theradi Veethiyile
Samasthanam Penne Penne
Bagavathi Saiyo Saiyo
2003 Dhool Koduvaa Meesai
Vaseegara Oru Thadavai, Poopola Theepola & Venaa Venaa
Anbu Manaponnu Azhaga
Julie Ganapathi
Military
Sena Naattukozhi Kulambu
Well Done Indhiya Meppai & Kuyil Koovuthu
Anbe Anbe Vasthu Sasthiram
Saamy Thirunelveli Halwada, Pudichirukku & Veppamaram
Parthiban Kanavu Theeradha Dum
Kaadhal Kondein Devathaiyai Kandaen, Nenjodu, Thottu Thottu & 18 Vayathil
Whistle Whistle Adikkum Vadhana
Aahaa Ethanai Azhagu Aattukutty Ellam
Kadhal Kisu Kisu Aalum Velum & Adadaa
Eera Nilam Megam Karukuthu
Diwan Oru Thaalaattu
Thirumalai Thaamthakka Dheemthakka
Pithamagan Kodi Yethi Veippom
Joot Aadivarum Azhagiya & Kattabomma Kattabomma
Indru
2004 Kovil Collegikku
Thendral Pachai Kili
Varnajalam Matha Matha
Ghilli Soora Thenga
Arul Ukkadathu Papadame & Punnakunnu
Jore Bed Boya, Jore Bada Jore & Mummy Chellama
Sullan Sandakozhi
Giri Adra Sakkai, Rendu Kaaluda & Oppanakara Veethiyila
M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi Chennai Senthamizh
7G Rainbow Colony All Songs
Chatrapathy Ore Oru Raathirikku
Manmadhan Vanamenna & Kadhal Valarthen
Kaadhal All Songs
2005 Ayya Athiri Pathiri, Ayyathorai (Sad) & Thenam Ayyanu
Devathaiyai Kanden Maama Paiyya
Ji Thiruttu Rascal
Mannin Maindhan Idhu Ladies Hostel
Maayavi Kaathadi Pole
London Kee Mu Kee Pee
Thaka Thimi Tha Etha Oothi Senjeno, Rayalaseema Rani & Sulukki Sulukkedukkum
Chandramukhi Kokku Para Para
Sachein Kanmoodi Thirakumpothe
Jithan Coimbatore Ponnu
February 14 Laila Majnu
ABCD Yaar Potta Kolam
Ghajini Suttum Vizhi
Anbe Vaa Kaal Koluse, Loyola & Olib Laila
Aanai Figurudan Oru Naal
Aaru Soda Bottle, Paakathe, Freeya Vudu, Nenjam Ennumm & Dhrogam
Sandakozhi Ennamo Nadakkirathe & Gumthalakkadi Gana
2006 Paramasivan Aasai Dosai
Saravana Saa Poo Three Pottu
Dishyum Kitta Neringivaadi
Thambi Kanavaa Endru, En Kadhal, Poovanathil Maram & Ennamma Devi Jakkamma
Kovai Brothers All Songs
Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu Elaiyudhir Kaalam & Kaadhalai Pirippadhu
Thalai Nagaram Yedho Ninaikiren & Madi Madi
Pudhupettai All Songs
Parijatham Unnai Kandane
Aacharya All Songs
Unakkum Enakkum Aagayam Ithana Naal, Kiliye Kiliye & Pooparikka Neeyum
Em Magan Kalluri Generation
Jambhavan Pana Marathula
E Kadhal Enbathu
Nenjirukkum Varai Kadhaliye & Pudichirukku
Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam Kannukul Yedho
Veyil All Songs
2007 Pokkiri Vasantha Mullai
Deepavali Dolu Baje, Kadhal Vaithu & Pogadhey Pogadhey
Sabari All Songs except 'Osama Osama'
Manikanda Hey Mukundha, Inji Murappa & Mama Mama
Thiru Ranga Maduraveera, Ennai Yetho & Thagathimi
Sivaji Ballelakka & Sivaji Theme
Viyabari Vetriyai Kandavan
Kireedam All Songs
Pallikoodam Indha Nimidam
Satham Podathey All Songs
Piragu
Malaikottai Kantha Kadamba
Kattradhu Thamizh All Songs
Azhagiya Tamil Magan Nee Marilyn Monroe & Valayapatti Thavile
Vel All Songs
Kalloori All Songs
Puli Varudhu All Songs
2008 Bheemaa Mudhal Mazhai
Vaazhthugal All Songs
Yaaradi Nee Mohini All Songs
Santosh Subramaniam Adada Adada & Uyire Uyire Piriyathey
Arai En 305-il Kadavul Kaadhal Sei
Kuruvi Happy New Year & Kuruvi Kuruvi
Pandi Un Kangal
Jayamkondaan Sutrivarum Boomi
Poi Solla Porom All Songs
Sakkarakatti Eley, I Miss U & Taxi Taxi
Vaaranam Aayiram Yethi Yethi
Thenavattu All Songs
Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar Katrae Katrae
2009 Siva Manasula Sakthi All Songs
TN 07 AL 4777 Iphone & Kanneerai Pole
1977
Ayan Oh Super Nova, Pala Palakara & Vizhi Moodi
Mariyadhai Yaar Paarthathu
Maasilamani Nacka Romba Nacka & Odi Odi Vilayada
Naadodigal Yakka Yakka
Vaamanan All Songs
Ainthaam Padai All Songs except 'Orampo'
Solla Solla Inikkum Sagiye Sagiye & Rajathi Rajaillae
Aadhavan Dammaku Dammaku
Kanden Kadhalai Suthudhu Suthudhu & Oru Naal Iravil
2010 Jaggubhai Vaa... Dhinam Dhinam
Aval Peyar Thamizharasi Paalayan Kottai
Kacheri Arambam Kadavule Kadavule & Vithai Vithai
Angadi Theru All Songs
Paiyaa All Songs
Sura Thanjavoor Jillakari
Singam En Idhayam & Singam Singam
Kalavani All Songs
Madrasapattinam All Songs
Kaadhal Solla Vandhen All Songs except 'Oh Shala'
Naan Mahaan Alla Vaa Vaa Nilavu & Oru Maalai Neram
Boss Engira Bhaskaran All Songs
Raktha Charitharam (Dubbed version) All Songs
2011 Siruthai Naan Romba Romba & Chellam Vada Chellam
Avargalum Ivargalum Enna Thavam Senjuputten
Vaanam Vaanam, Who Am I & No Money No Money
Narthagi All Songs
Engeyum Kadhal Dhimu Dhimu
Eththan
Avan Ivan All Songs
Deiva Thirumagal All Songs
Veppam All Songs
Puli Vesham Boy Friend & Varaen Varaen
Vandhaan Vendraan Nagarudhe Nagarudhe
Vedi Ippadi Mazhai
Raa Raa Ethotho Ethotho
7aum Arivu Mun Andhi & Yellae Lama
Poraali Yaar Ivan & Engirunthu
Maharaja
2012 Nanban Heartile Battery & Nalla Nanban
Vettai All Songs
Marina Vanakkam Chennai, Kadhal Oru Devadhai & Marina Theme
Aravaan All Songs except 'Oore Oore Ennapetha'
Kazhugu Aathadi Manasuthan
Oru Kal Oru Kannadi All Songs
Vazhakku Enn 18/9 All Songs
Marupadiyum Oru Kadhal May Madham
Billa II All Songs
Maattrraan Rettai Kathire
Thuppakki Vennilave
Ammavin Kaipesi Enna Senji Pora & Rajapattai
Neethaane En Ponvasantham All Songs
Sattam Oru Iruttarai Aadam Eval, Thirumba Thirumba & Uyire Uyire
2013 Samar All Songs
Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga Oru Poramboku & Deivangal Ellam
Moondru Per Moondru Kadal All Songs
Chokkali
Thulli Vilayadu Vaa Machi Oothiko & Yaar Ivalo
Thalaivaa All Songs
Thanga Meenkal All Songs
Vanakkam Chennai Oh Penne & Hey
Thalaimuraigal All Songs
Puthiya Thiruppangal All Songs
2014 Bramman Vaanathile
Ennathan Pesuvatho
Athithi Solla Solla Ullamengum
Saivam All Songs
Anjaan Ek Do Teen Chaar
Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe All Songs
Thirudan Police All Songs except 'Moodupanikkul'
Azhagiya Pandipuram Kadavulidam
2015 Darling All Songs except 'Vandha Mala'
Touring Talkies
Kaaki Sattai Kaaki Sattai
Soan Papdi Hey Chocolates
Kaaka Muttai
Nanbargal Narpani Mandran Kattazhagi, Pocketil Kasu & Unnai Ennai
Papanasam All Songs
Aavi Kumar All Songs
Idhu Enna Maayam All Songs
Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga All Songs except 'Lucka Maattikkichi'
Trisha Illana Nayanthara Mutham Kodutha
Eetti Un Swasam & Kuiyyo Muiyyo
2016 Saagasam Angry Bird, O Madhu & Sayang Ku
Anjala Nakkalu Maama & Yaarai Ketpadhu
Sethupathi
Pugazh
Ko 2
Theri En Jeevan
Enakku Innoru Per Irukku
Amma Kanakku
Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum Maya O Maya
Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai
2017 Taramani All Songs
2018 2.0 Pullinangal
Yaagan
2019 Sarvam Thaala Mayam Maya Maya
Pettikadai Sudalamada Saamikitta

TelevisionEdit

  • 1999 Jeyippathu Nijam
  • 2005 En Thozhi En Kadhali En Manaivi....
  • 2011 Appanum Aathalum

DialoguesEdit

PublicationsEdit

  • Dhoosigal (Poems)
  • Pattampoochi Virpavan (Poems)
  • Newtonin Moondram Vidhi (Poems collection)
  • Graamam Nagaram Maanagaram (Essays)
  • AAna AAvanna (Poems)
  • Aniladum Mundril (Essays)
  • Vedikkai Paarpavan

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MALATHI RANGARAJAN (7 February 2013). "Life's a lyric". The Hindu. Chennai. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  2. ^ "The Lyricist who rocks". Behindwoods. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Pearls of emotions". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2 February 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Na Muthukumar weds – function and pics". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Shocking: Na Muthukumar passes away due to jaundice and high fever". The Times of India. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Na Muthukumar- A song that met an abrupt end". The Times of India. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Lyricist Na Muthukumar passes away". The Hindu. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2016.

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