Malayalam lyricist Bichu Thirumala passes away

Updated on Nov 26, 2021 09:01 PM IST  |  103.8K
 Bichu Thirumala passes away
Malayalam lyricist Bichu Thirumala passes away

Noted Malayalam lyricist Bichu Thirumala passes away due cardic arrest at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. On Friday, at the age of 79, the lyricist passed away. He has been under treatment for various health issues at a private hospital and was under ventilator support.

Bichu Thirumala was a multifaceted personality as he penned lyrics, composed music, scriptwriter, dialogues writer and singer. He had written dialogues for Shakthi fimm and script for Ishtapraneswari. Bichu was a great poet of Malayalam cinema who penned more than 5000 songs for 400 movies and some of the ever lasting songs which still remain in our hearts forever. 

His first song "Brahma Muhoorthathil" became popular as a "Lalitha ganam." Thirumala went on to become one of the most successful Malayalam lyricists and wrote songs for such notable music directors as Shyam, A. T. Ummer, Raveendran, G. Devarajan, Ilaiyaraaja, AR Rahman and others.

Bichu Thirumala's famous repertoire includes numerous hit songs such as 'Paavada venam', 'Melada venam', 'Neelajalashayathil', 'Ragendu Kiranangal', 'Sundari Sundari', 'Ezhuswarangalum' and 'Mainakam'.

He won the Kerala State Film Award for the best lyricist two times and the Vamadevan Award for his first collection of poems, 'Anusaranayillatha Manasu'.

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