Chennai: Lyricist and poet Na. Muthukumar died at the age of 41 on Sunday. The sudden demise of his death shocked everyone in the Tamil film industry.
Muthukumar death occured as he was suffering from Jaundice and high fever from some time. He died at his residence in Chennai. He is survived by his wife Jeevalakshmi, son Aadhavan and 8-month old daughter Yogalakshmi.
He had received national award for the song Aanandha Yaazhai Meetugirai from Raam’s Thanga Meengal and Azhage Azhagu from director Vijay’s Saivam.
41-yr old Muthukumar has written the lyrics for around 2,000 songs.
He has worked with famous singers including Ilayaraja, A.R. Rahman, Harris Jayaraj, Vijay Antony, Joshua Sridhar, G.V. Prakash and Yuvanshankar Raja.
“Can’t believe this, Na Muthukumar is no more. He’s written more than 200 songs in my films. A huge loss! May god give strength to his family” G.V. wrote on his micro blog.
Na Muthumar stepped into the industry with the main target of becoming a director. Later, he worked with filmmakers Balu Mahendra and Hariharan and worked under them as an assistant.
Ace Vairamuthu said, “Muthukumar wrote maximum number of songs for the last few years in Tamil cinema and his lines were always beautiful. Too soon to leave. This is not an age to die, it is an age to achieve”.
His close friend actor Vivek said, “I know him from Saamy days. I used to call and immediately appreciate his lines no sooner I come across something interesting.
“He wrote a song Uyire Uyire for my film Naan Thaan Bala and he would say that it is very close to his heart. It came as a big jolt to me when I heard news of his demise. I can relate to his family’s feeling for having lost him at such a young age. Not only the Tamil film industry has lost a great lyricist, but his death is a big loss for Tamil literary world”.