Music director-composer Rajamani dies

Monday, Feb 15, 2016,11:56 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Chennai: Prolific music director Rajamani, who has scored background music for over 700 films in 10 languages and has composed some evergreen numbers, died in a private hospital here Sunday night.

The 60-yer-old musician was rushed to the hospital after he suffered breathlessness, and he died shortly.

Son of musician B.A. Chidambaranath, Rajamani had also composed songs for more than 70 Malayalam movies.

The much sought after composer and conductor has worked with around 78 music directors.

Rajamani’s first independent venture was a Tamil film Gramathu Kiligal (1983).

Rajamani made his Malayalam debut with the film Nullinovikkaathe in 1985. The film had three songs of which ‘Eeran meghangal…’ by Yesudas stood out. He went on to create some lovely songs such as ‘Koottil ninnum…’ (Thalavattam), ‘Manjin chirakkula…’ (Swagatham), ‘Nandakishora Hare…’ (Ekalavyan) and some very creative background scores for numerous films.

Rajamani is survived by his wife Beena and sons Achu, who is a busy composer in Telugu,a nd Advocate Aaditya.

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