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Bichu Thirumala

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Nationality  Indian
Years active  1972–present
Children  Suman Thirumala
Occupation  Writer, Poet,lyricist
Movies  Sakthi

Citizenship  India
Role  Lyricist
Ethnicity  Malayali
Name  Bichu Thirumala
Albums  Kabooliwala
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Born  13 February 1941 (age 80) (1941-02-13) Trivandrum, Kerala
Residence  Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Parents  C.J.Bhaskaran Nair, Shasthamangalam Pattanikkunnu Veettil Parukutty Amma
Awards  Kerala State Film Award for Best Lyrics
Similar People  A T Ummer, Raveendran, K J Yesudas, I V Sasi, Jerry Amaldev
Died  26 November 2021 (aged 80) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Bichu Thirumala (Malayalam: ബിച്ചു തിരുമല) was an Indian lyricist and poet from Kerala, who works in the Malayalam film industry. He, along with O. N. V. Kurup, is known for creating the style of arranging beautiful words in Malayalam film songs. In Malayalam cinema, Thirumala led the group of lyricists who wrote songs for readymade tunes. In 1981, he won the Kerala State Film Award for the best lyricist for the films Thrishna and Thenum Vayambum. Thirumala won the same award for the second time in 1991, for the Rajasenan directed film Kadinjool Kalyanam.


His prolific Malayalam film repertoire includes work with eminent composers like Raveendran, Jerry Amaldev, Johnson, Ouseppachan, Ilaiyaraaja and A. R. Rahman.

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Bichu Thirumala started his lyricist career in the 1972 Malayalam film Bhaja Govindam. After his modest beginning, Thirumala went on to become one of the most successful Malayalam lyricists and wrote songs for such notable music directors as Shyam, A. T. Ummer, Raveendran, G. Devarajan, and Ilaiyaraaja. In the 1970s he teamed up with music director A. T. Ummer to compose many sweet melodies. Bichu Thirumala penned the lines for AR Rahman's one and only Malayalam music for film, Yodha. His first song "Brahma Muhoorthathil" became popular as a "lalitha gaanam" or light song since the movie Bhaja Govindam did not see the light of the day. Radio Ceylon used to air the song in the early-1970s.


Bichu was born to C. J. Bhaskaran Nair and Shasthamangalam Pattanikkunnu Veettil Parukutty Amma on February 13, 1941. He was married to Prasanna and they have a son named Suman Bichu.


Kerala State Film Award For Best Lyricist - 1981

Kerala State Film Award For Best Lyricist - 1991

Critics Award - 1981

Film Fans Award - 1978

Stallion International Award

Vamadevan Award

Sree Chithirathirunal Award

P.Bhaskaran Award


Thirumala was admitted to S. K. hospital in Thiruvananthapuram with breathing problems and had suffered a heart attack as well. He had been on ventilator support after his condition worsened, and died on 26 November 2021 at the age of 80. His dead body was cremated with full state honours at Santhikavadam crematorium on the same day.


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