|T. T. Sainoj|
|Born||21 February 1977
Piravom, Eranakulam District, Kerala, India
|Died||22 November 2009
Ernakulam, Kerala, India
|Occupation||Playback singer in Malayalam films|
Sainoj learned the nuances of music at Chittur Government College where he did his graduation and post-graduation. He had topped in the light music and ghazals at the all-India Akashvani music competition and won a Central Government scholarship for Carnatic music.
He was selected as 'KALAPRATHIBHA' for continuous three years in Calicut University A-zone Festival. He has achieved prizes in Light Music/Carnatic Music competitions for Calicuty University Youth Festival.
His first film as playback singer was the Vinayan directed War and Love (2003), with a semi-classical song 'Kanna thedunna...' composed by Mohan Sithara. His song in the Jayasurya starrer Ivar Vivahitharayal (2009) -Enikku paadaaanoru pattinundoru pennu was a popular hit. The last film that he had sung for was Viji Thampi's Chemistry (2009). He was a close associate of music composer M. Jayachandran.
He died on 22 November 2009 aged 32 at Ernakulam Medical Trust Hospital due to leukemia. He was a bachelor and is survived by father Thankappan, mother Ragini, brother Saiju and sister Soorya. His death came as a shock to music lovers, because he did not tell anyone about his disease. He was also just emerging to limelight then.
- Kannane thedunna from War and Love (2003)
- Nee Kulir from Subadram (2007)
- Meghalalo from John Appa Rao 40 plus (2008)
- Thamarapookalum from Orkkuka Vallappozhum (2009)
- Enikku paadaaanoru from Ivar Vivahitharayal (2009)
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