Legendary Music Director MS Viswanathan Passes Away

RSTV Bureau

Legendary music director MS Viswanathan, who had scored music for over 1,000 films, passed away at his residence early Tuesday morning following illness.

88-year-old Viswanathan was being treated at a private hospital in Chennai for geriatric problems. The music director is survived by four sons and three daughters.

His last rites are scheduled to be performed tomorrow, family sources said. He is survived by four sons and three daughters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled the demise of legendary music director M S Viswanathan, saying it is a major loss to music lovers.

“The unfortunate demise of Shri MS Viswanathan is a major loss to music lovers. People across generations enjoyed his compositions,” PM Modi tweeted.

“When it came to music, Shri MS Viswanathan was always ahead of his time. Condolences to his family & his several admirers,” he added.

Viswanathan was a much sought after music director, who had scored music for a number of yesteryear hits, starring the then screen idols M.G. Ramachandran and Sivaji Ganesan.

Viswanathan was a much sought after music director, who had scored music for a number of yesteryear hits, starring the then screen idols M G Ramachandran and Sivaji Ganesan.

Fondly referred to as MSV was a popular music director in the Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industries.

MSV’s first film was Jenova released in 1953, starring MGR.

Along with TK Ramamurthy, MRV gave the golden era of Tamil film music. Together they gave music for over hundred films before deciding to split in 1965 after giving music for Aayirathil Oruvan starring MGR and Jayalalithaa.

He had scored music in all South Indian languages and also acted in many movies.

Born in Palakkad in Kerala, Viswanathan had scored music for over 1,000 films, some of them in association with his partner Ramamurthy. Later they parted ways.

The Tamil cinema industry condoled the death of Viswanathan with actors and producers describing his death as an irreparable loss. The whole film society of south is in deeply wrapped up in sheer shock.