Born in alappuzha.
22 December 1919 - 02 August 2013
He gave his first public performance,at Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna temple when he was 13 years old. It was his habit to offer prayers to “Vaikkathappa Annadhaana Prabho” daily, in the morning and before going to bed..
won jc daniel award in 1998
winner of swathi puraskaram
composed 859 songs in 125 malayalam films.
some of the malayalam film hits of dakshinamurthy
Swapnangal... Swapnangale ningal...(Kavyamela),
Pattu padiyurakkan njan...(Seetha),
Uthara swayamvaram...(Danger Biscuit),
Kattile pazhmulam...(Vilaykku Vangiya Veena)
Vathil pazhuthilooden...(Idanazhiyil Oru Kalocha).
devi sree devi thedi varunnu njan,
kakka kuyile chollu,
nanaju neriya pattu roomal
Aanathalayolam Venna Tharaamadaa - Jeevitha Nouka .
He has composed the maximum number of songs for producer director lyricist sree kumaran thampi.