Pulamaipithan

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Pulavar Pulamaipithan
Born Ramasaamy Thevar
(1935-10-06) 6 October 1935 (age 81)
Coimbatore
Pen name Pulavar Pulamaipithan
Occupation Poet
Lyricist
Nationality Indian
Citizenship Indian
Education TSA Tamil Kalluri, Perur, Coimbatore
Subject Tamil
Spouse Tamil Arasi
Children Pugazhendhi,Kannagi

Pulavar Pulamaipithan is a profound Tamil scholar,poet and lyricist who got recognition through the song "Naan yaar née yaar" which was featured in the Tamil film Kudiyirundha Koyil in 1968.

Early life[edit]

Pulamaipithan was born in irugur Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.At the early age Pulavar used to work in textile mill known as Combodia mills in Coimbatore and also studied his Tamil literature in Tava Tiru Shanthalinga Adigalar Perur Tamil Kaluri Coimbatore. He came to Chennai in 1964 with the goal of writing songs for Tamil films. He worked as a Tamil teacher at Santhome High school before started writing lyrics in Tamil films.[1]

Political life[edit]

He served as Deputy Chairman of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Council,[2] and was appointed as "Arasavai Kavignar" (poet laureate) by the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M. G. Ramachandran.

Books[edit]

  • Bookollamae Bali Pidamaai[3]

Partial filmography[edit]

He penned thousands of poems, some of which are:[4]

  1. "Kudiyirunda Kovil"
  2. "Adimai Penn"
  3. "Kumarikottam"
  4. "Nalla neram"
  5. "Ninaithathai mudippavan"
  6. "Pallandu Vazhga"
  7. "Netru indru naalai"
  8. "Needhikku Thalaivanangu"
  9. "Madhuraiyai Meetta
    Sundharapandiyan
    "
  10. "Naadodi"
  11. "Sorgathin thirappu vizhaa"
  12. "Sivakamiyin Selvan"
  13. "Ulagam Sutrum Valiban"
  14. "Rosapoo Ravikaikari"
  15. "Darling, Darling, Darling"
  16. "Idhu Namma Aalu"
  17. "Mundhanai Mudichu"
  18. "Kovil Pura"
  19. "Thanga Magan"
  20. "Panakkaran"
  21. "Kakki Chattai"
  22. "Siva"
  23. "Eeramane rojave"
  24. "Nayagan"
  25. "Unnal Mudiyum Thambi"
  26. "Azhagan"
  27. "Mounam Sammadham"
  28. "Kathal parisu"
  29. "Jayam"
  30. "Kasi"
  31. "Nandha"
  32. "Neengal Kettavai"
  33. "Nooravathu Naal"
  34. "Thevaikal"
  35. "Pavithra"
  36. "Naan Yen Piranthen"
  37. "Aaniver"
  38. "Kakki sattai"
  39. "Raja kaiyavacha"
  40. "Seetha"
  41. "Nilavu Suduvathillai"
  42. "Oorkavalan"
  43. "Neethiyim Marupakkam"
  44. "Enga Thambi"
  45. "Naan Sigappu Manithan"
  46. "Kuzhanthai Yesu"
  47. "Sirayil Pootha Chinna Malar"
  48. "Idhya Veenai"
  49. "Maragatha Veenai"
  50. "Deepam"
  51. "Panneer Nadhigal"
  52. "Kaathal Kiligal"
  53. "Thaalatu"
  54. "Kashmir Kathali"
  55. "Vaaliban"
  56. "Dharma Seelan"
  57. "Kanna Thorakkanum Saami"
  58. "Onna Irukka Kathukanum"
  59. "Ezhuthaatha Sattanggal"
  60. 'Thudikkum Karangal"
  61. "Yeetti"
  62. "Rojavin Raja"
  63. "Muthalali Amma"
  64. "Manjal Nila"
  65. "Sonnathu Neethana"
  66. "Ilaiyavan"
  67. "Mella Pesungal"
  68. "Naan Puticha Maappillai"
  69. "Jeeva Nadi"
  70. "Sakkaalaththi"
  71. "Raja Rajathaan"
  72. "Seerivarum Kaalai"
  73. "Anbin Mugavari"
  74. "Kodai Mazhai"
  75. "Thirupura Sundari"
  76. "Vaazhkai"
  77. "Thandikapatta Nyayangal"
  78. "Ulley Veliye"
  79. "Kathirukka Neramillai"
  80. "Thodarum"
  81. "Thiruppumunai"
  82. "Jigu Jigu Rail"
  83. "Vietnam Colony"
  84. "Agni Paarvai"
  85. "Thedi Vantha Raasa"
  86. "Gowri"
  87. "Bandham"
  88. "Sattam Oru Vilayattu"
  89. "Amutha Gaanam"
  90. "Vidinja Kalyanam"
  91. "Imsai Arasan 23rd Pulikecei"
  92. "Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan"
  93. "Tenaliraman"
  94. "Chithirayil Nilachoru"
  95. "Arima Nambi"
  96. "Theri"

Awards[edit]

  • Tamil Nadu State film award for best lyrics in 1977–78 by the state government for the Film Maduraiyai Meetta Sundara Pandiyan
  • Tamil Nadu State film award for best lyrics in 1980–81 by the state government for the Film Engamma Maharani. [5]
  • Tamil Nadu State film award for best lyrics in 1988 by the state government for Multiple Films.
  • Tamil Nadu State film award for best lyrics in 1993 by the state government for the Film Pathini Penn.
  • Periyar award in 2001 by Government of Tamil Nadu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anusha Parthasarathy (December 28, 2010). "Memories of Madras - Sands of time". The Hindu. Retrieved February 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ The Times of India directory and year book including who's who. Bennett, Coleman & Co. 1983. p. 885. 
  3. ^ "Pulamaipithan's novel is all about sensation". December 13, 2008. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Pulamaipithan". Retrieved March 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ சினிமாக்குழு (1994-04-23). "தமிழ் சினிமா வரலாறு". Dina Thanthi.