Popular Malayalam poet and film and drama lyricist Chunnakara Ramankutty passed away at a private hospital here on Thursday, said family sources. He was 84. The popular lyricist has many iconic compositions to his credit.
Ramankutty has written for around 75 films for over 200 songs besides lyrics for over a 100 dramas.
Starting from 1978 Chunnakara Ramankutty wrote lyrics for Malayalam films, till a few years back.
His last piece was after the death of media baron and veteran Rajya Sabha member M.P.Veerendra Kumar, last month.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan condoled the death of Chunnakara Ramankutty and termed his passing away as a big loss for Kerala. “Several melodious songs have been penned by him and he also excelled in the drama arena. He was also a good orator,” recalled Vijayan.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family and we pray that Chunnakara Ramankutty’s soul rests in peace.
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