Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Poetic Obituaries: [Vaalee, nee Rangarajan of Srirangam, said,] "I came from

an affluent family. Yet if I decided to slog it out it was because I wished to. (Ishatapattu kashtapattaen). And, till a little later, I didn't even know there was a poet and lyricist in me."

Happy being a small-time playwright and bringing out a handwritten magazine, his initial idea was to try his hand at penning dialogue for films. Lyrics just happened and led to his writing more than 15,000 songs! "

from The Hindu: The one and only Vaalee
then Asian Tribune: Noted lyricist and poet Vaali passes away


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