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T S Rangarajan


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July 18, 2013, Chennai

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T. S. Rangarajan29 October 1931Srirangam, Madras Presidency, India (

Ramani Thilagam (m. 1944–2009)

Ponnammal Iyengar, Srinivasa Iyengar

Vijay Award for Best Lyricist, Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist – Tamil

Paarthale Paravasam, Poikkal Kuthirai, Sathyaa, Hey Ram, Vishnu

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Vaali (born T. S. Rangarajan; 29 October 1931 – 18 July 2014) was an Indian poet and lyricist whose works were in Tamil, had a five-decade long association with the Tamil film industry, wrote over 15,000 songs. He acted in a number of films, including Sathya, Hey Ram, Paarthale Paravasam and Poikkal Kudhirai. He was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour.


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Vaali moved to Madras in the 1950s seeking an opportunity in Tamil film industry. In the 1960s and 1970s, he received patronage from actor M. G. Ramachandran and became a successful lyricist, in competition with poet Kannadasan, which he had chronicled in his autobiography Naanum Indha Nootrandum. Vaali has also authored other books such as Avathara Purushan, Pandavar Bhoomi, Ramanuja Kaviyam, Krishna Vijayam, Thamizh Kadavul, Kalaignar Kaviyam, Krishna Bhakthan and Vaaliba vaali. His song "Amma Endru Azhaikatha Uyir Illaiye" is carved in the stone in a temple in Trichy. He wrote songs for M. G. Ramachandran in 63 films and also for Sivaji Ganesan in 70 films.He has written more than 15000 songs in Tamil films.

He died on 18 July 2013 in Chennai following respiratory illness, at the age of 82. He is survived by his only son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. His wife predeceased him in 2009.


Civilian honours
  • Padmashri in 2007
  • Tamil Nadu State Film Awards

    Vaali is a five-time winner of the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Lyricist

  • 1970 – Engal Thangam
  • 1979 – Ivargal Vidhyasamanavargal
  • 1989 – Varusham Padhinaaru and Apoorva Sagodharargal
  • 1990 – Keladi Kanmani
  • 2008 – Dasavathaaram
  • Books

  • Amma-1976
  • Avathara Purushan-1995
  • Naanum Indha Nootrandum
  • Pandavar Bhoomi
  • Ramanuja Kaviyam
  • Krishna Vijayam
  • Thamizh Kadavul
  • Kalaignar Kaviyam
  • Krishna Bhakthan
  • Vaaliba vaali
  • Poikkal kuthiraikal
  • Nija Govintham
  • Azagiya Singers
  • As Actor

  • 2001 – Paarthale Paravasam (Tamil)
  • 2000 – Hey Ram (Tamil)
  • 1988 – Sathya (Tamil)
  • 1983 – Poikkal Kudhirai (Tamil)
  • As Director

  • Vadaimaalai
  • As Writer

  • 1979 – Kadavul Amaitha Medai (Tamil) Sreenplay, Dialogues
  • 1987 - Ore Oru Gramathile
  • Television

  • 1997 Kaialavau Manasu
  • 2003 Vikaramadhithan
  • 2008 Thangamana Purushan
  • 2012 Amudha Oru Aacharyakuri
  • References

    Vaali (poet) Wikipedia