|Born||July 28, 1934|
|Origin||Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Died||January 7, 1996(aged 61)|
|Occupation(s)||Film score composer,|
|Instruments||Vocals (playback singing), |
V. Kumar (Tamil: வரதராஜுலு குமார்,) a yesteryear Tamil cinema music director, born in Chennai, Tamilnadu on 28 July 1934 to Varadharajulu and Dhanabhakiyam couple, in July 1969 he married a Tamil cinema playback singer Swarna and had a son Sashikumar. V.Kumar is known as Melody King, was introduced to Tamil film music by K. Balachander. He has his own style, which is clearly different from MSV and KVM at that time.
He has used S. P. Balasubrahmanyam for many of his songs. He has been the aasthana MD for K. Balachandar films. Before that, he scored music for his plays.
Songs like Kathoodu than nann pesuvan, Unnedam mayanguren, Madanorchanvam rathiyoodhan, Nann unnai vazhthi padugerean, Adduthathu ambujatthi are testimony to his talent.
Their works include music for the following movies: