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Tamil lyricist Na Muthukumar dead

National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar died here on Sunday due to jaundice, a source said. He was 41.

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National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar died here on Sunday due to jaundice, a source said. He was 41.

"He passed away at his residence. He was suffering from high fever and succumbed to jaundice," the source close told IANS.

He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Muthukumar was later cremated at Velangadu here in the presence of many famous cinema personalities.

Tamil actors Vijay, Jayam Ravi, Krishna Kulasekaran, Sasikumar, Nassar and Pasupathy as well as filmmakers Bhagyaraj, Atlee, Perarasu, Vetrimaaran and Vasanth paid tributes to the lyricist.

When he began his career, Muthukumar wanted to be a director. It was with the 2000 release Tamil film "Veera Nadai" that he 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 G.V Prakash, he reportedly 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".

Kamal Haasan, Siddharth and composer Yuvan Shankar Raja also expressed grief.

"If he lived a little (more), he'd have made the above intro redundant," Haasan tweeted.

"Miss you my friend. Thanks for the words you left behind in print. Hope you enjoyed life half as much as we are going to enjoy your poems," he added.

Yuvan, who collaborated with Muthukumar on several occasions, said he will miss Muthukumar. He also shared a picture.

Actor Siddharth said: "I cannot believe Muthukumar is no more. Too young to die. What a loss! Sad, sad day."

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".

Jayam Ravi Kamal Haasan Vijay Yuvan Shankar Raja Krishna K Krishna Siddharth

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charanyaaj 4 years ago One of the most talented lyricist...
This news was shocking...
A big loss to all of us
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bahi. 4 years ago Big loss to all of us. First time for me to be soo emotional for someone, who worked in cinema industry. He was so dedicated to the cinema, that he forgot to take extra good care of himself. He left his wife, his 8 years old son and 8 month old daughter in this world. My consoles goes to his family. Give the strength to his family. Unexpected loss to all of us. It was heartbreaking to know that he always wanted a girl, as he lost his mother when he was only 4 years old, finally he got a baby girl, he was soo happy, but he was not that lucky to spend time with her, play with her and hear her call him 'appa'. R.I.P Na.Muthukumar.2016-08-15 07:38:20
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Sevenstreaks 4 years ago May his soul rest in peace :(...huge loss ...
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nimmu96 4 years ago Sad, very very sad. RIP. Your Tamil is soul touching.
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ViTharvforever 4 years ago rip ...n ur songs r gonna be missed...tamil music is no more the same without his words
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Sarah_Jothi 4 years ago RIP.. the way you had with tamizh will live so long.. I hope you are in someplace better in peace. Thank you for your beautiful words.
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