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Legendary music director M S Viswanathan passes away

July 14, 2015 11:14 IST

The legendary music director passed away at a private hospital in Chennai after suffering from geriatric problem.

Legendary music director M S Viswanathan, who had scored music for over 1000 films, passed away at his residence early this morning following illness.

88-year-old Viswanathan was being treated at a private hospital in Chennai for geriatric problem.

The music director is survived by four sons and three daughters. His last rites are scheduled to be performed tomorrow.

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.

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 TK Ramamoorthy. The duo composed music for 86 Tamil films during their association of over a decade before parting ways.

The Tamil cinema industry expressed their grief over the death o describing it as an irreparable loss.

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