Noted musician M G Radhakrishnan dies

published on July 2, 2010

Renowned music composer and singer M G Radhakrishnan passed away at a private hospital this afternoon.

He was 70. Radhakrishnan was hospitalised a week ago following liver problems.

Born at Haripad in Alappuzha to Malabar Gopalan Nair and Kamalaskhi Amma, he entered the film world as a music composer for the film Thambu in 1978.

He leaves behind his wife Padmaja and two children. Noted singer M G Sreekumar is his brother and Dr Omanakutty is his sister.

His body would be cremated at 3 pm tomorrow.

Radhakrishnan was well known for his music composition for light music while he was working in Akashvani, Trivandrum. He joined the All India Radio in 1962.

He rendered music to songs in about 40 films, including Thakara, Ananthabhadram, Kaatu Vannu Vilichappol, Sarvakalaashala, Jaalakam, Nombarathi Poovu, Vellanakalude Naadu, Adwaitham, Manichithrathazhu, Chenkol and Ammayane Satyam.

He got the Kerala State Film Award for best music director for the Achaneyanenikkishtam in 2001 and Ananthabhadram in 2005. It was Radhakrishnan, who introduced K S Chitra to the Malayalam film industry

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