Noted Malayalam Lyricist Gireesh Puthanchery passed away

published on February 10, 2010

Kozhikode, Feb 10 : Noted Malayalam film lyricist and Screen Writer Girish Puthenchery (49), who suffered a brain haemorrhage Saturday, died at a private hospital here on Wednesday.

Born in Ulliyeri in Kozhikode, Girish started writing lyrics when he was a student in Govt. Arts and Science College. Besides writing lyrics for several hit songs, Girish had also scripted films like “Melepparambil Aanveedu”,”Vadakkunnathan” and “Pallavoor Devanarayanan”.He was scripting a film by the name of ‘Raman Police’ in which Mohanlal was expected to play the lead role. Beginning his career in the 1990 film ” Enquiry”, Girish went on to write lyrics for more than 1,700 songs in over 300 Malayalam films.

Kerala State Film Awards:
2004 – Best Lyricist – Kathavasheshan
2003 – Best Lyricist – Gourisankaram
2002 – Best Lyricist – Nandanam
2001 – Best Lyricist – Ravanaprabhu
1999 – Best Lyricist – Punaradivasam
1997 – Best Lyricist – Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu
1995 – Best Lyricist – Agnidevan

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