K. V. Mahadevan

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K. V. Mahadevan
Birth name Krishnankoil Venkatachalam Mahadevan
Also known as Mama
Born (1918-03-14)March 14, 1918
Nagercoil, Krishnancoil, Kanyakumari, Travancore
Origin Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died 21 June 2001(2001-06-21) (aged 82)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Genres Film score, Theatre
Occupation(s) Music Director
Years active 1942–1992

Krishnankoil Venkatachalam Mahadevan (aka Mama) was a South Indian music composer.


K. V. Mahadevan was born in 1918 at Nagercoil, Krishnancoil, Kanyakumari district. A contemporary of M. S. Viswanathan and T. K. Ramamoorthy, Mahadevan scored music for over 600 films, spanning four decades, after starting his career in the 1942 with Manonmani. Poor health hastened the end of his career in the mid-1990s, and his last film was Swathi Kiranam in 1992.



K.V. Mahadevan died on June 21, 2001 in Chennai when he was 83.[2]


  1. ^ "Article on K. V. Mahadevan in The Hindu". 2001-06-29. 
  2. ^ "The Hindu : K.V. Mahadevan dead". Hinduonnet.com. 2001-06-22. Retrieved 2012-02-29.