Music director Kaithapram Viswanathan Namboothiri passes away

Fashionable Carnatic musician and Malayalam music director Kaithapram Viswanathan Namboothiri (58) handed away in Kozhikode on Wednesday afternoon. He was below therapy for most cancers at MVR Most cancers Middle, Kozhikode. Viswanathan was the brother of well-known lyricist and musician Kaithaparam Damodaran Namboodiri.

Viswanathan was born to Kannadi Keshavan Namboothiri and Adithi Antharjanam in Kaithapram village in Kannur district, Kerala. An alumnus of Swathi Thirunal Music School, Thiruvananthapuram, Viswanathan accomplished the course with Ganabhooshanam title. Vishwanathan labored as a music instructor at Mathamangalam College, Kannur and Rajah’s HSS, Nileshwaram earlier than venturing into the sphere of cinema.

Kaithapram Viswanathan Namboothiri made his debut in Malayalam cinema by aiding his brother for the music of the film Deshadanam directed by Jayaraj in 1996. Following his debut, he went on to compose music for 23 Malayalam films. He received the Kerala State Movie Award for his background rating within the Jayaraj film Kannaki launched in 2001. His songs for the Dileeep-starrer Thilakkam (2003) had been additionally appreciated by music lovers. The music “Saare Saare Saambare” from Thilakkam was one of the well-liked tracks of that point, particularly amongst kids. Different notable works of Vishwanathan had been within the films Ekantham, Daivanamathil, Ullam, Madhyavenal and Neelambari. Lots of his compositions had been crooned by well-known singers together with KJ Yesudas, G Venugopal, P Jayachandran and KS Chitra.

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Viswanathan additionally began a music college named Sruthilaya in Payannur, Kannur. The musician is survived by his spouse Gaowri Antharjanam and three kids – Aditi, Narmada and Keshav .

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