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Pukazhenthi
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Background information
Birth name Velappan Nair
Born (1927-09-27)27 September 1927
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Died February 27, 2005(2005-02-27) (aged 77)
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Genres Film score, theatre
Occupation(s) Composer, music director
Years active 1965–1995
Associated acts K. V. Mahadevan

Velappan Nair (September 27, 1929 – February 27, 2005), popularly known as Pukazhenthi, was an Indian music director of Malayalam, Tamil and Telegu films.

Biography[edit]

Pukazhenthi was born on 27 September 1929, in Thiruvananthapuram, to Keshapillai and Janaki Amma. He did his schooling at V. M. School, Chala. He adopted the name of the famous Tamil poet Pukazhenthi on starting his career as a music director. He started his career as a music director scoring music for the songs of the Tamil play Thozhan. His guru M. P. Sivam (M. Parameswaran Nair) introduced him to music director K. V. Mahadevan, which was a turning point in his career. Pukezhenthi worked as Mahadevan's associate in 250 films in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. After scoring music for a few Tamil films, Pukazhenthi debuted in Malayalam with Muthalali (1965). Within a career spanning more than 15 years, he scored just 12 films in Malayalam, but most of them had several evergreen songs. He also scored a few Tamil and Telegu films, and some devotional songs in all the four South Indian languages. His last work came in 1995.

Filmography[edit]

Malayalam
Tamil

References[edit]


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38 news items

Smithsonian Science

Smithsonian Science
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:11:15 -0700

The filly's first birthday marks a milestone in efforts by the team, lead by reproductive physiologist Budhan Pukazhenthi, to develop genetic techniques to aid in managing this species, which is extinct in the wild. Przewalski's horses are an entirely ...
 
Washington Post
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:02:36 -0700

“This species was extinct in the wild in the 1960s,” said their caretaker, Budhan Pukazhenthi, a research scientist. Scientists started breeding the few captive horses that remained in that decade. Now there are 1,600 globally mostly due to artificial ...
 
National Journal
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 02:21:31 -0700

"I think we all should be worried," Budhan Pukazhenthi, a reproductive physiologist at the Smithsonian National Zoo's Conservation Biology Institute, told Hunn. "I think we also should use a lot more caution when we make the decision to place an animal ...
 
South China Morning Post (subscription)
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 13:22:41 -0700

"This species was extinct in the wild in the 1960s," said their caretaker, Budhan Pukazhenthi, a research scientist. Scientists started breeding the few captive horses that remained in that decade. Now there are 1,600 globally, mostly from artificial ...
 
STLtoday.com
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 10:01:06 -0800

“I think we all should be worried,” said Budhan Pukazhenthi, a reproductive physiologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute at the National Zoo in Washington who works with lions. “I think we also should use a lot more caution when we ...

Scientific American (blog)

Scientific American (blog)
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 06:05:32 -0800

Reproductive physiologist Budhan Pukazhenthi who worked on the project told National Geographic News that “the team learned how to successfully collect semen from stallions, monitored hormone levels in mares, and studied how estrus cycles of ...

National Geographic

National Geographic
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 05:27:29 -0800

Declared extinct in the wild in 2000 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, there are fewer than 2,000 of these antelopes in the world, most of which live in captivity, according to Budhan Pukazhenthi, a reproductive physiologist at SCBI.
 
The Star Online
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:16:39 -0700

“I think we also should use a lot more caution when we make the decision to place an animal on contraception,” said Budhan Pukazhenthi, a reproductive physiologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute at the National Zoo in Washington who ...
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