Chennai: National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar died in Chennai on Sunday at the age of 41. He was suffering from jaundice.
“He passed away at his residence. He was suffering from high fever and succumbed to jaundice,” the source close to the lyricist told IANS.
When he began his career, Muthukumar wanted to be a director. It was with the 2000 release Tamil film Veera Nadai that her 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 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.