End of an era they say, as the legendary lyricist Vaali breathed his last on 18th July. Not only a huge loss to the Tamil industry but also a great loss to Indian cinema as well. Born on 29th October 1931, Vaali's contribution to the Tamil cinema is tremendous. Penned over 10,000 songs in a span of five decades, the Government has honored Vaali with a Padma Shri award in 2007. Apart from lyrics, he has also acted in a couple of movies and penned few books. To name a few, Naanum Indha Nootraandum (his biography), Azhagiya Singar are famous among his works.
Vaali was once contemplating suicide as he didn’t get a break in the industry. It was the song 'Mayakama Kalakama' by Kannadasan' that inspired to stay and try his luck again. This time, the Tamil industry doesn't want to miss a legend. Today, he is one of the prolific lyricist in the industry.
Famous works: Mukkabla (Kaadhalan), Ale Ale (Boys), Oru Maalai (Ghajini), Unna Nenachen (Aboorva Sagodharargal), Velicham Poove (Edhirneechal) and many more.
Galatta.com offers our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
-- By Janani.K