Na. Muthukumar

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Na. Muthukumar
Born Na. Muthukumaran
(1975-07-12)12 July 1975
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
Died 14 August 2016(2016-08-14) (aged 41)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Pen name Munaivar
  • Poet
  • lyricist
  • writer
  • novelist
Period 1975–2016
Spouse Jeevalakshmi Muthukumar(m.2006-2016)

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


Muthukumar grew up in a village Kannikapuram in Kanchipuram, India. He has a brother Rameshkumar. At the age of four, he lost his mother and acquired an interest in reading.[2]

He began his career wanting to be a director and worked 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).

On 14 June 2006, he was married to Jeevalakshmi in Vadapalani, Chennai.[5] They have two children, a son named Aadhavan and a daughter named Yogalakshmi.


Muthukumar died due to Heart Attack on August 14, 2016 in the morning.




  • 1999 Jeyippathu Nijam
  • 2005 En Thozhi En Kadhali En Manaivi....
  • 2011 ullam kollai poguthada



  • Dhoosigal (Poems)
  • Pattampoochi Virpavan (Poems)
  • Newtonin Moondram Vidhi (Poems collection)
  • Graamam Nagaram Maanagaram (Essays)
  • AAna AAvanna (Poems)
  • Ennai Sandhikka kanavil Varathe (Poems)
  • Silk City (Novel)
  • Bala Kandam (Essays)
  • Anilaadum Mundril
  • Kuzhandhaigal Niraindha Veedu (Haiku)
  • Vedikkai Parppavan (Essays)...
  • Naa Muthukumar Kavithaikal (Poem Collections)
  • Pattampoochi Pathipagam 9841003366



  1. ^ "Shocking: Na Muthukumar passes away due to jaundice and high fever". The Times of India. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016. 
  2. ^ MALATHI RANGARAJAN (February 7, 2013). "Life's a lyric". Chennai. The Hindu. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Lyricist who rocks". Behindwoods. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  4. ^ "Pearls of emotions". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  5. ^ "Na Muthukumar weds – function and pics". Retrieved 2009-04-16. 
  6. ^ "62nd National Film Awards: Tamil movies bag eight honours". Times of India. 24 March 2015. 

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