Who was Manayangath Subramanian Viswanathan?

Manayangath Subramanian Viswanathan, who died recently, was a famous _____?

Manayangath Subramanian Viswanathan was an Indian music director and composer. He was popularly known as Mellisai Mannar (Tamil for “The King of Light Music”). He composed songs in Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi for over 1200 films. MS Viswanathan received many awards and titles including Paramacharya Award. In 2012, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa presented him with the ‘Thirai Isai Chakravarthy’ (The Emperor of Cine Music) title.


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