Legendary composer MSV passes away

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Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015

Legendary composer MSV passes away
Veteran music director M S Viswanathan, who had composed music for over 1200 films in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, passed away in Chennai this morning. He was 87. 
Viswanathan was not keeping well for sometime. Viswanathan composed film music together with T K Ramamoorthy in the 1950s and early 1960s, as Viswanathan-Ramamoorthy.
Viswanathan was born on 24 June 1928 to Manayangath Subramaniam and Narayanikutty in Elappully village in Palakkad, Kerala. He lost his father when he was four. 
As a child, he sold refreshments in a movie theatre for a living, and he learned music from Neelakanda Bhagavathar in the period 1933-1939 resulting in his first stage performance in Trivandrum when he was only 13 years old.
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