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Umbayee in November 2011

Umbayee (ഉമ്പായി; 1952 – 1 August 2018) was an Indian folk musician and composer. He worked with the Ghazal genre.[1] Umbayee was born in Mattancherry, Kerala. Umbayee was known for his unique style of singing.[2] He was known for his songs: "Hrudayaraagam", "Mehboob", and "Gazalmaala".

Umbayee died on 1 August 2018 in Aluva, Kerala from stomach cancer at the age of 66.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "When politicians played muse". The Hindu. 2010-09-16. Archived from the original on 2010-09-21. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  2. "...GHAZALS and GRIT", The Hindu, 22 September 2012. Accessed 8 December 2013
  3. Malayalam Ghazal maestro Umbayee passes away