A noted poet and lyricist Na. Muthukumar was a famous poet, lyricist, and author. Best known for his contribution in Tamil language film, he wrote more than 1000 lyrics in various movies and also penned novel Silk City in Tamil. During his lifetime he won many prestigious awards.
Born on 12 July 1975 Na. Muthukumar was native of Kancheepuram. A voracious reader he entered the film industry with a dream of becoming a director and assisted worked as an associate for Balumahendra for four years. He for the first time penned down lyrics for the film Veera Nadai, directed by Seeman. Thenafter he was tasked to write dialogue for films like Kireedam (2007) and Vaaranam Aayiram (2008). In his long illustrious career he wrote around 1,000 songs. He holds a special record for penning 103 songs in 2012.Two of his songs “Aanandha Yazhai Meetugiraai” (from “Thanga Meengal”) and “Azhage Azhage” (from “Saivam”) fetched him National Awards.
Honours and Awards
2005: Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Lyricist - Ghajini
2006: Filmfare Best Lyricist Award (Tamil) - Veyil
2007: Vijay Award for Best Lyricist - Sivaji: The Boss
2009: Vijay Award for Best Lyricist - Siva Manasula Sakthi
2009: Filmfare Best Lyricist Award (Tamil) - Ayan
2010: Vijay Music Award for Best Lyricist - Veppam
2011: SIIMA Award for Best Lyricist for "Un Pera Theriyathe" - Engaeyum Eppothum
2013: National Film Award for Best Lyrics for "Ananda Yaazhai" - Thangameengal
2013: Vijay Award for Best Lyricist - "Dheivangal Ellam" - Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga
2013: SIIMA Award for Best Lyricist for "Ananda Yaazhai" - Thangameengal
2013: Filmfare Best Lyricist Award (Tamil) for "Ananda Yaazhai" - Thangameengal
2014: National Film Award for Best Lyrics for "Azhage" - Saivam
2014: Filmfare Best Lyricist Award (Tamil) for "Azhage" - Saivam
Illness and Death
A pall of gloom descended on the roads of Chennai after hearing the death Na. Muthukumar. Suffering from high fever and jaundice, Muthukumar died on August 14, 2016. He was 41 and is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. People on Twitter mourned the demise of the lyricist.
Tamannaah Bhatia: U will be missed !!! RIP to this great soul , my prayers with his family #Namuthukumar . Just can't believe this .
G.V.Prakash Kumar: Can't believe this #namuthukumar is no more ...He's written more than 200 songs in my films A huge loss May god give strength to his family
Kannan: Shocked to know abt sudden demise of two-time National award winning lyricist #NaMuthukumar (41). Gr8 loss to Tamil industry! #RIP
Karthik singer: What a loss . Had the privilege of working on some of his best songs. Rip #namuthukumar
Rajasekar: Known for his swift work style & soulful lyrics.Great loss to Tamil music composers and listeners! RIP #NaMuthukumar
Children: Nagarajan and Yogalakshmi
(FAN OF Mr. NA MUTHUKUMAR)
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