works and Achievements:
He has penned about 2300 songs for over 238 malayalam films. Has also wrote drama songs for the famous drama company K P A C.
He is considered a legend in the field of malayalam film song writing in Kerala.
He has produced a number of hit songs with music directors like Devarajan (with whom he has a world record for associating with a music director in 134 films),M S baburaj,
V Dakshina murthy, M K arjunan, R K sekhar Salil chowdhary, M B sreenivasan, K raghavan, B A chidambaranath, MS Viswanathan, LPR Varma, K J yesudas, Joseph krishna, sankar ganesh, R sudarshanam, V S diwaker, Brother Lakshman, Lakshmikant Pyarelal, A M Raja, shyam, kannur rajan an K J Joy. he also associated with singers like yesudas, Jayachandran, P suseela, P leela etc
Awards and honors .
Won the National award for Best Lyricist in India 1974.
won the kerala state award for best lyricist three times
Sahitya Pravarthaka Cooperative Society (SPCS) award 2010 given postumously
Won the Kerala Sahitya academy award in 1961 for his work Sargasangeetham. .
His poetic works include
Oru Judas Janikunnu, Mullankadu, Enikku Maranamilla, Konthayum Poonulum.
Died on October 27 th 1975.
There is a raging controversy regarding the death of vayalar during recent days. poet Ezhachery Ramachandran has disclosed that vayalar died at the medical college hospital trivandrum because he was given the wrong group of blood. but this has not been proved by anyone.
The Vayalar Award has been instituted in his name.