M. S. Viswanathan

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Manayangath Subramanian Viswanathan (24 June 1928 – 14 July 2015), also known as M.S.V., was an Indian music director, composer, and singer. He was popularly known as Mellisai Mannar (Tamil for "The King of Light Music"). He composed songs in 1200 movies[1][2] from Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi languages.[3] He worked primarily in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu movies.

Viswanathan died on 14 July 2015 in Chennai, India of respiratory failure at the age of 87.[4]

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  1. "M.S.Viswanathan – "Mellisai Mannar" ("The King of Light Music")". msviswanathan.com. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  2. "Music composer MS Viswanathan passes away : Tamil Nadu, News - India Today". indiatoday.intoday.in. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  3. "CM honours Viswanathan-Ramamurthi". Nowrunning.com. 31 August 2012.
  4. "King of Film Music MS Viswanathan Passes Away". The New Indian Express.

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