Nagore E. M. Hanifa

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Nagore E. M. Hanifa
Esmail Mohammed Hanifa

(1925-12-25)25 December 1925
DiedApril 8, 2015(2015-04-08) (aged 89) 18, Jumada al-Thani, 1436 AH
Other namesNagore Hanifa
OccupationSinger, Politician
Years active1972–2010
Spouse(s)Roshan Begam
Parent(s)Mohammed Ismail, Mariyam Beevi

Nagore Esmail Mohammed Hanifa (25 December 1925 - 8 April 2015) was a Tamil Muslim lyricist and playback singer.[1][2] He was known as Isai Murasu[3] for his deep stentorian voice.

His signature song was "Iraivanidam Kaiyendungal". It was written by Kiliyanur, (near Mayiladuthurai) R. Abdul Salam. The lyrics are beyond any specific religion. It is liked by not only Muslims but Hindus and ChristiansEven today sung by many singers on stages..

Politics and Cinema[edit]

Nagore Hanifa penned many devotional songs independently which are widely used in Tamil Nadu, during festivals and marriages. During the 1950s the songs which he sang for Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam boosted the fortunes of the party.[3][4]. He was also a film playback singer. Iraivanidam Kaiyenthungal is very well known song from him among all the Tamils.[2]

Year Film Language Song title Music Director Co-Singer
1954 Sorgavasal Tamil Aagum Neriyedhu Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy K. R. Ramaswamy
1955 Gulebakavali Tamil Naayagamae Nabi Naayagamae Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy S. C. Krishnan
1961 Paava Mannippu Tamil Ellorum Kondaduvom Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy T. M. Soundararajan
1992 Chembaruthi Tamil Kadalilae Thanimaiyile Ilaiyaraaja
1993 Dharma Seelan Tamil Engumulla Allah Ilaiyaraaja S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
1997 Raman Abdullah Tamil Un Madhama Ilaiyaraaja
1999 Endrendrum Kadhal Tamil Nadodi Nanba Pogaadhe Manoj Bhatnagar P. Unnikrishnan & K. S. Chithra
2002 Kamarasu Tamil Oru Murathaan Indha Vaazhkaiye S. A. Rajkumar

During the 1970s, he was the member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Council, which is defunct now.[5][6] He died on 8 April 2015, aged 89.[1]


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  2. ^ a b "Nagore Hanifa dead". Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b "When his life was a song". Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Singer Nagore Hanifa no more". Archived from the original on 11 April 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Singer Nagore Hanifa no more". Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Singer Nagore Hanifa Dies at 90". Retrieved 9 April 2015.