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Meesai Murugesan

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Full Name  I. S. Murugesan
Role  Actor
Nationality  Indian
Died  November 8, 2014, Chennai
Occupation  Actor, Musician
Spouse  Kannama (m. ?–2014)
Name  Meesai Murugesan

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Born  January 13, 1930 (1930-01-13) Idigarai Village, Coimbatore
Parents  Subramaniam Mudaliar, Ponnammal
Movies  Unnal Mudiyum Thambi, Sugamana Raagangal, Kannathal, Killadi Mappillai
Similar People  M S Viswanathan, K Balachander, R Sundarrajan, Ilayaraja

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Meesai Murugesan was a veteran actor and musician who appeared in Tamil-language films. He starred in more than 100 films and has done supporting roles in various films.


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Music career

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He started his career by playing the 'Kottankuchi' (coconut shell), alongside great musicians like K. P. Sundarambal, M. K. T. Bhagavathar, T. M. Soundararajan and Seerkazhi Govindarajan. He was popular for creating shrill sound effects in Nenjam Marappathillai and footfall of the horse in "Rajavin Paarvai Raniyin Pakkam" song in MGR-Saroja Devi's Anbe Vaa. He has played instruments for music directors like M. S. Viswanathan, Ilayaraja and Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan.

He was a carnatic artist and had learned to play over 25 instruments. He also ran a one-man band "Apoorva Thalavaithiyangal" and held several concerts across the world including Europe, Canada, the United States and Russia.

Film career

His career spans over 100 films and he is famous for his roles in Vijay's Poove Unakkaga, Kamal Hassan's Unnal Mudiyum Thambi, Sathyaraj's Amaidhi Padai, Pandiarajan's Aan Paavam and much more. He earned the name "Meesai Murugesan" after sported a thick moustache in his first film Sugamana Raagangal.


He was conferred Kalaimamani by the Tamil Nadu State government for his contribution to the cinema.


He died due to ill health and blood clots in his brain on 8 November 2014. He was 84 years of age and is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters.


Meesai Murugesan Wikipedia