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Noted Tamil lyricist Vaali passes away

July 19, 2013 11:52 IST

Tamil lyricist VaaliVeteran Tamil film lyricist Vaali died at a private hospital here on July 18. He was 82.

Vaali was undergoing treatment at a private hospital for 
respiratory problems for a month and was on ventilator support.

Born as T S Rangarajan in the temple town of Srirangam, 
Vaali penned lyrics for stars across generations, from the veteran M G Ramachandran (MGR), Kamal Haasan to present day heroes

like Dhanush.

He worked with star composers of Tamil cinema like M S Viswanthan and AR Rahman.

Having started in the mid 60s, Vaali went on to pen nearly 
10,000 songs in his five-decade-long career.

He also acted in a few movies including veteran K 
Balachander-directed Poikal Kuthirai and Kamal Haasan's Hey Ram.

He had also written two songs for Bharat Bala's Dhanush starrer Mariyan
which is scheduled for release today.

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