Music composer MS Viswanathan passes away

Hyderabad: An acclaimed music composer MS Viswanathan passed away on Tuesday at a private hospital in Chennai. He was 87. He composed tunes to nearly 750 films. He breathed his last at 4:30 am. He was undergoing treatment for breathing problem and age related ailments. He is survived by three daughters and four sons. His last rites will be performed on Wednesday. He scored music in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam languages.

MS Viswanathan
Music composer MS Viswanathan passes away

He began his career with film “Panam” in 1952 and then composed music to nearly 750 movies. He collaborated with composer TK Ramamurthy and the duo spelled their magical tunes for 86 Tamil films. Their films include “ Sumaithaangi”, “Server Sundaram”, “Paasamalara” among others.

MS Viswanathan’s best films include “Galatta Kalyanam”, “Moondru Dheivangal”, “Bama Vijayam”, “Ulagam Sutrum Valiban”, “Rickshawkaran”, “Bharatha Vilas” and others.

His contribution to Telugu film industry. He scored music to films “Maro Charitra”, “Aakali Rajyam”, “Anthuleni Katha”, “Tenali Ramakrishna” and “Idhi Katha Kaadu”. He also earned fame in Mollywood with movies “Babu Mon”, “Manthrakodi” and “Amme Anupamea”.