Kozhikode, Feb 10 (IANS) Renowned Malayalam film lyricist Girish Puthenchery, who suffered a brain haemorrhage Saturday, died at a private hospital here Wednesday, his family said. He was 48.
Besides writing lyrics for several hit songs, Girish had also scripted films like 'Vadakkunnathan' and 'Pallavoor Devanarayanan'.
Beginning his career in the 1990 film ' Enquiry', Girish went on to write lyrics for more than 2,500 songs in over 300 Malayalam films.
Girish won the best lyricist state film award seven times.
Veteran Malayalam film director Kamal said that he was fortunate to get all the best songs of Girish in his film.
'I am at a loss to say anything. He used to say that he kept a separate pen to write for my films,' said Kamal.
Girish was presently writing the script of a film called 'Raman Police'.
The last rites are expected to take place near here Thursday.
Singer M.G. Sreekumar, who sang many songs written by Girish, said he has no words to describe the loss to the Malayalam film industry.