Na. Muthukumar

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Na. Muthukumar
Na Muthukumar at Touring Talkies Audio Launch.jpg
BornNa. Muthukumaran
(1975-07-12)12 July 1975
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
DiedAugust 14, 2016(2016-08-14) (aged 41)
Chennai, India
Pen nameMunaivar
Occupation
  • Poet
  • lyricist
  • writer
  • novelist
Period1999–2016
SpouseJeevalakshmi Muthukumar (2006-2016)

Nagarajan Muthukumar (12 July 1975 – 14 August 2016) was a Tamil poet, lyricist, and author. Best known for his Tamil language film songs, he received the most Filmfare Awards for Best Lyricist in Tamil and was a two-time recipient of the National Film Award for Best Lyrics for his works[1] in Thanga Meenkal (2013) and Saivam (2014).

Early life[edit]

Muthukumar grew up in Kannikapuram village in Kancheepuram, India in a middle class family. He has a brother Ramesh Kumar. At the age of six and half, he lost his mother. At a young age, he acquired an interest in reading.[2]

Career[edit]

He began his career working under Balu Mahendra for four years.[3] He was later offered to write lyrics in the film Veera Nadai, directed by Seeman.[4] He has been credited as a dialogue writer in a few films, including Kireedam (2007) and Vaaranam Aayiram (2008). His last movie as lyricist is Sarvam Thaala Mayam with A.R.Rahman.

Personal life[edit]

Na. Muthukumar was born at Kannikapuram, Kancheepuram on 12 July 1975. He did his graduation in Physics at Kancheepuram Pachaippa college. He pursued his master degree in Tamil at Chennai Pachaippa college. With the aim of becoming a director, he joined as an assistant director to the legendary Balumahendra. His Poem 'Thoor' took him to great heights.

On 14 June 2006, he married Jeevalakshmi in Vadapalani, Chennai. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.[5]

Health Issues and Death[edit]

Muthukumar, who had been suffering from jaundice for a long time, died on the morning of 14 August 2016, at his Chennai residence of cardiac arrest.[6][7]

Filmography[edit]

Lyricist[edit]

Year Film Song(s)
1999 Malabar Police Hollywood Mudhal
Minsara Kanna Oh Uncle
Hello Salaam Gulamu
Maanaseega Kadhal Anandha Katre & Kandha Kadamba
Ooty Oh Lilly & Oh Vennila
Iraniyan Chandirane Satchi & En Maaman Madurai
Unnaruge Naan Irundhal Chinna Chinna Poove
2000 Vaanathaippola Thavaniye Ennai Mayakiriye
Eazhaiyin Sirippil Sakkaravalli
James Pandu Kannena Minsarama
Veeranadai Kaalaiyile & Muthu Mutha
Sabhash Thank You & Ulagai Suttri
2001 Dumm Dumm Dumm
Kalakalappu Amrutha Kadalae
Nandha Or Aayiram Yaanai
Love Marriage Kannaale Kollaathe & Keeravani
2002 Vivaramana Aalu Adiye Aaravalli & Yei Maamaa
Unnai Ninaithu Chocklet Chocklet
Ivan Thoolu Thoolu
Run Theradi Veethiyile
Samasthanam Penne Penne
Bagavathi Saiyo Saiyo
April Maadhathil Kanavugal Pookum
2003 Dhool Koduvaa Meesai
Vaseegara Oru Thadavai, Poopola Theepola & Venaa Venaa
Anbu Manaponnu Azhaga
Julie Ganapathi Enaku Piditha Paadal
Student Number 1 Vizhamale Irukka Mudiyuma, Na Azhukkanalum Amsa, Un Kutramaa, Enge Sellum, Salute Podu, College Canteen & Kadalora Kavithye
Military Chittu Kuruvi
Sena Naattukozhi Kulambu
Well Done Indhiya Meppai
Anbe Anbe Malayala Karaiyoram & Rettai Jadai Rakkamma
Saamy Thirunelveli Halwada, Pudichirukku & Veppamaram
Parthiban Kanavu Theeradha Dum
Kaadhal Kondein Devathaiyai Kandaen, Nenjodu, Thottu Thottu & 18 Vayathil
Whistle Whistle Adikkum Vadhana
Aahaa Ethanai Azhagu Aattukutty Ellam
Kadhal Kisu Kisu Aalum Velum & Adadaa
Eera Nilam Megam Karukuthu
Thennavan Vinodhane
Diwan Oru Thaalaattu
Thiruda Thirudi Ayurveda Azhagi
Thirumalai Thaamthakka Dheemthakka
Pithamagan Kodi Yethi Veippom
Joot Aadivarum Azhagiya & Kattabomma Kattabomma
Indru Ponmaalai, Shokka Pakkura & Salwar Poovanam
2004 Kovil Collegikku
Pudhukottaiyilirundhu Saravanan Pudhukottai Saravanan
Thendral Pachai Kili
Varnajalam Matha Matha
Ghilli Soora Thenga
Aethirree Podu Nanba Sakkai
Arul Ukkadathu Papadame & Punnakunnu
Jore Jore Bada Jore & Mummy Chellama
Sullan Sandakozhi
Arasatchi Ippadiye Vittu Vidu
Giri Adra Sakkai, Rendu Kaaluda & Oppanakara Veethiyila
M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi Chennai Senthamizh
Bose Nijama Nijama
7G Rainbow Colony All Songs
Chatrapathy Ore Oru Raathirikku
Manmadhan Vanamenna & Kadhal Valarthen
Kaadhal All Songs
2005 Ayya Athiri Pathiri, Ayyathorai (Sad) & Thenam Ayyanu
Devathaiyai Kanden Maama Paiyya
Ji Thiruttu Rascal
Mannin Maindhan Idhu Ladies Hostel
Maayavi Kaathadi Pole
London Kee Mu Kee Pee
Thaka Thimi Tha Etha Oothi Senjeno, Rayalaseema Rani & Sulukki Sulukkedukkum
Chandramukhi Kokku Para Para
Sachein Kanmoodi Thirakumpothe
Jithan Coimbatore Ponnu
Anniyan Kadhal Yaanai
Englishkaran All Songs
February 14 Laila Majnu
ABCD Yaar Potta Kolam
Andha Naal Nyabagam Success Success
Thotti Jaya Acchu Vellam & Thotta Power Da
Ghajini Suttum Vizhi
Anbe Vaa Kaal Koluse, Loyola & Olib Laila
Aanai Figurudan Oru Naal
Oru Kalluriyin Kathai All songs
Kasthuri Maan Nethu Varaikkum
Adhu Oru Kana Kaalam Unnale Thookam
Aaru Soda Bottle, Paakathe, Freeya Vudu, Nenjam Ennumm & Dhrogam
Sandakozhi Ennamo Nadakkirathe & Gumthalakkadi Gana
2006 Paramasivan Aasai Dosai
Saravana Saa Poo Three Pottu
Dishyum Kitta Neringivaadi
Kalvanin Kadhali Eno Kangal
Thambi Kanavaa Endru, En Kadhal, Poovanathil Maram & Ennamma Devi Jakkamma
Kovai Brothers All Songs
Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu Elaiyudhir Kaalam & Kaadhalai Pirippadhu
Madhu Dum Irundha Munnale & Ketkavillaya
Thalai Nagaram Yedho Ninaikiren & Madi Madi
Pudhupettai All Songs
Parijatham Unnai Kandane
Aacharya All Songs
Thodamale Thottu Thottu & Vennilavey
Unakkum Enakkum Aagayam Ithana Naal, Kiliye Kiliye & Pooparikka Neeyum
Thimiru Maana Madurai & Thithikkara Vayasu
Em Magan Kalluri Generation
Jambhavan Pana Marathula
E Kadhal Enbathu
Nenjirukkum Varai Kadhaliye & Pudichirukku
Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam Kannukul Yedho
Veyil All Songs except 'Sethavadam'
Kumaran Go Go Azhago & Sorgathil Pookkum
2007 Pokkiri Vasantha Mullai
Thaamirabharani All Songs except Thaaliyae Thevaiyillai
Deepavali Dolu Baje, Kadhal Vaithu & Pogadhey Pogadhey
Sabari All Songs except 'Osama Osama'
Manikanda Hey Mukundha, Inji Murappa & Mama Mama
Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram Engeda Azhagundhan, Adithadi, Ezezhu Jenmam & Aaru Padai Veedu
Thiru Ranga Maduraveera, Ennai Yetho & Thagathimi
Nee Naan Nila Darling O Darling, En Kadhal Deiva & Unnai Sandhithaen
Sivaji Ballelakka & Sivaji Theme
Viyabari Vetriyai Kandavan
Kireedam All Songs
Pallikoodam Indha Nimidam
Satham Podathey All Songs
Piragu
Malaikottai Kantha Kadamba
Kattradhu Thamizh All Songs
Azhagiya Tamil Magan Nee Marilyn Monroe & Valayapatti Thavile
Polladhavan Minnalgall Koothadum
Vel Indha Ooril, Unnapola, Aayiram Jannal, Kovakkara Kiliye
Oram Po All songs except 'Oram Po Theme'
Evano Oruvan Unathu Enathu
Kalloori All Songs
Puli Varudhu All Songs
2008 Bheemaa Mudhal Mazhai
Vaazhthugal All Songs
Velli Thirai Uyirile En Uyirile
Sandai Pokkirina Vijay Da & Aathadi
Yaaradi Nee Mohini All Songs
Santosh Subramaniam Adada Adada & Uyire Uyire Piriyathey
Arai En 305-il Kadavul Kaadhal Sei
Kuruvi Happy New Year & Kuruvi Kuruvi
Pandi Un Kangal
Uliyin Osai Kaalathai Vendra
Dhaam Dhoom Aazhiyilae & Anbe En Anbe
Jayamkondaan Sutrivarum Boomi
Poi Solla Porom All Songs
Sakkarakatti Eley, I Miss U & Taxi Taxi
Seval Kannamma Kannamma, Namma Ooru Nallaarukku, Odamarathu Mullapola & Paarvaile Oru Yekkam
Vaaranam Aayiram Yethi Yethi
Thenavattu All Songs
Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar Katrae Katrae
Silambattam Machaan Machaan
Naan Aval Adhu All songs except "Kadhal Oru Kaatru"
2009 Siva Manasula Sakthi All Songs
TN 07 AL 4777 Iphone & Kanneerai Pole
1977 Vanga Kadal
Ayan Oh Super Nova, Pala Palakara & Vizhi Moodi
Mariyadhai Yaar Paarthathu
Maasilamani Nacka Romba Nacka & Odi Odi Vilayada
Muthirai Om Shanthi Om & July Madhathil
Naadodigal Yakka Yakka
Vaamanan All Songs
Ainthaam Padai All Songs except 'Orampo'
Azhagar Malai Karugamani
Solla Solla Inikkum Sagiye Sagiye & Rajathi Rajaillae
Kannukulle Vaanambadigal
Jaganmohini Ponmanatheril & Nilavu Varum
Aadhavan Dammaku Dammaku
Kanden Kadhalai Suthudhu Suthudhu & Oru Naal Iravil
Mathiya Chennai Ilavayasu Pasanga
2010 Jaggubhai Vaa... Dhinam Dhinam
Aval Peyar Thamizharasi Paalayan Kottai
Kacheri Arambam Kadavule Kadavule & Vithai Vithai
Angadi Theru All Songs
Paiyaa All Songs
Sura Thanjavoor Jillakari
Singam En Idhayam & Singam Singam
Kalavani All Songs
Madrasapattinam All Songs
Thillalangadi Pattu Pattu & Sol Pechu
Thambi Arjuna Hajarea Hajarea & Mazhai Megam Mazhai
Baana Kaathadi En Nenjil & Oru Paithiyam Pidikkudhu
Kaadhal Solla Vandhen All Songs except 'Oh Shala'
Naan Mahaan Alla Vaa Vaa Nilavu & Oru Maalai Neram
Boss Engira Bhaskaran All Songs
Raktha Charitharam (Dubbed version) All Songs
Ayyanar All Songs
2011 Siruthai Naan Romba Romba & Chellam Vada Chellam
Avargalum Ivargalum Enna Thavam Senjuputten
Vaanam Vaanam, Who Am I & No Money No Money
Narthagi All Songs
Engeyum Kadhal Dhimu Dhimu
Eththan
Sabash Sariyana Potti Vandhutanya & Odu Mamey
Avan Ivan All Songs
Theneer Viduthi "Oru Maalai Pozhuthil"
Deiva Thirumagal All Songs
Veppam All Songs
Puli Vesham Boy Friend & Varaen Varaen
Vandhaan Vendraan Nagarudhe Nagarudhe
Vedi Ippadi Mazhai
Raa Raa Ethotho Ethotho
7aum Arivu Mun Andhi & Yellae Lama
Poraali Yaar Ivan & Engirunthu
Mambattiyan Malaiyiru & Yedho Agudhey
Maharaja Mexi Mexican Lady
2012 Vilayada Vaa "Vanam Enthan"
Nanban Heartile Battery & Nalla Nanban
Vettai All Songs
Marina Vanakkam Chennai, Kadhal Oru Devadhai & Marina Theme
Aravaan All Songs except 'Oore Oore Ennapetha'
Kondaan Koduthaan "Thanjavur Gopuram"
Kazhugu Aathadi Manasuthan
Ullam Kannai Thiranthu
Oru Kal Oru Kannadi All Songs
Vazhakku Enn 18/9 All Songs
Marupadiyum Oru Kadhal May Madham
Saguni Manasellam Mazhaiye
Billa II All Songs
Thaandavam All songs
Maattrraan Rettai Kathire
Thuppakki Vennilave
Ammavin Kaipesi Enna Senji Pora & Rajapattai
Neethaane En Ponvasantham All Songs
Sattam Oru Iruttarai Aadam Eval, Thirumba Thirumba & Uyire Uyire
2013 Samar All Songs
Vathikuchi Kuru Kuru
Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga Oru Poramboku & Deivangal Ellam
Settai Laila Laila
Udhayam NH4 Yaaro Ivan
Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer Aaraaro
Moondru Per Moondru Kadal All Songs
Chokkali Hey Sakkarakatti
Thillu Mullu Aaja Aaja
Thulli Vilayadu Vaa Machi Oothiko & Yaar Ivalo
Pattathu Yaanai Enna Oru, Poosani Kaai & Thalakaal Puriyala
Thalaivaa All Songs
Thanga Meenkal All Songs
Mathapoo All Songs
Raja Rani Hey Baby, Chillena & Unnale
Vanakkam Chennai Oh Penne & Hey
All in All Azhagu Raja All Songs
Thalaimuraigal All Songs
Puthiya Thiruppangal All Songs
2014 Bramman Vaanathile
Naan Sigappu Manithan All songs
Damaal Dumeel Odi Odi
Naan Than Bala Uyire Unakkage, Amma Romba, Ariyama, Kanmani Penmani
Ennathan Pesuvatho Adada Adada, Nenje Nenje, Tholaivil Irukkum, Yaaro Yaaro
Athithi Solla Solla Ullamengum
Saivam All Songs
Anjaan Ek Do Teen Chaar
Poojai All Songs
Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe All Songs
Thirudan Police All Songs except 'Moodupanikkul'
Azhagiya Pandipuram Kadavulidam
2015 Darling All Songs except 'Vandha Mala'
Touring Talkies
Kaaki Sattai Kaaki Sattai
JK Enum Nanbanin Vaazhkai Nee Enna Pesuvai
Nannbenda Thaene Thaene Sendhaene
Soan Papdi Hey Chocolates
Kaaka Muttai All songs
Kaaval Sakka Podu & Aavaram Poovukkum
Nanbargal Narpani Mandran Kattazhagi, Pocketil Kasu & Unnai Ennai
Papanasam All Songs
Aavi Kumar All Songs
Idhu Enna Maayam All Songs
Sakalakala Vallavan Buji Ma Buji Ma & Bulbu Vangittaen
Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga All songs except Lucka Maattikkichi
Trisha Illana Nayanthara Mutham Kodutha
Eetti Un Swasam & Kuiyyo Muiyyo
2016 Saagasam Angry Bird, O Madhu & Sayang Ku
Anjala Nakkalu Maama & Yaarai Ketpadhu
Sethupathi All songs
Pugazh
Onbathu Kuzhi Sampath Pangali, Ennenna Idhayathile, & Oppari
Ko 2
Theri En Jeevan
Enakku Innoru Per Irukku Kannai Nambathey
Amma Kanakku
Tamilselvanum Thaniyar Anjalum Maya O Maya
Meendum Oru Kadhal Kadhai Hey Penne, Yedhedho Penne & Yen Nenjam Sidharudhu
Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru All songs
2017 Mupparimanam Let's Go Party, Sokki Poraandi & Yaar Ivano
Yaakkai Nee En Kangal
Taramani All Songs
Thittivasal All Songs
2018 2.0 Pullinangal
Yaagan
2019 Sarvam Thaala Mayam Maya Maya
Pettikadai Sudalamada Saamikitta
July Kaatril Merkilae Merkilae & Kangalin Oramai

Television[edit]

  • 1999 Jeyippathu Nijam
  • 2005 En Thozhi En Kadhali En Manaivi....
  • 2011 Appanum Aathalum
  • 2013 Vaidehi

Dialogues[edit]

Publications[edit]

  • Dhoosigal (Poems)
  • Pattampoochi Virpavan (Poems)
  • Newtonin Moondram Vidhi (Poems collection)
  • Graamam Nagaram Maanagaram (Essays)
  • AAna AAvanna (Poems)
  • Aniladum Mundril (Essays)
  • Vedikkai Paarpavan

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Madumathy, Kesavan (14 August 2019). "ஆனந்தயாழ் | முத்துகுமார் | Na. Muthukumar". Penbugs (in American English). Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  2. ^ MALATHI RANGARAJAN (7 February 2013). "Life's a lyric". The Hindu. Chennai. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  3. ^ "The Lyricist who rocks". Behindwoods. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  4. ^ "Pearls of emotions". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 2 February 2007. Archived from the original on 18 August 2007. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Na Muthukumar weds – function and pics". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
  6. ^ "Shocking: Na Muthukumar passes away due to jaundice and high fever". The Times of India. 14 August 2020. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Na Muthukumar- A song that met an abrupt end". The Times of India. 14 August 2020. Retrieved 4 November 2016.

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