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For other uses, see Raveendran (disambiguation).
Raveendran
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Raveendran Master
Background information
Birth name Kulathupuzha Ravi
കുളത്തൂപ്പുഴ രവി
Also known as Raveendran Master, Ravi
Born (1941-11-09)9 November 1941
Kulathupuzha, Travancore, British India
Origin Kulathupuzha, Kollam, Kerala
Died 3 March 2005(2005-03-03) (aged 63)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Genres Carnatic music, Hindistani classical, Malayalam music, World music
Occupation(s) Film composer, music director, singer
Instruments Harmonium, vocals
Years active 1979–2005

M. Raveendran (born Kulathupuzha, Kollam, 9 November 1941 – died Chennai, Tamil Nadu, 3 March 2005) fondly known as "Raveendran Master", was a popular South Indian music composer and playback singer from Kerala. He was referred to as the aristocratic music director of Malayalam who had a distinctive style of his own. He composed more than 150 films primarily for the Malayalam and Tamil film industries. He also composed a few albums, including Vasantha Geethangal.

Musical career[edit]

He began his career as a playback singer with the song "Parvanarajanithan" from a Malayalam film, Velliyazhcha. He then became a master and associated with many Malayalam composers. He also dubbed voices for films during this time.

The famous playback singer K. J. Yesudas, a former classmate, altered the course of Raveendran's life by persuading him to compose songs and thus he become a music director.

Director J. Sasikumar, commissioned Raveendran to score the music for Choola (1979). The song "Tharake Mizhiyithalil Kannerumayi ...", sung by Yesudas, became a hit. Ever since, Raveendran led Malayalam film music with several hit songs.

Melody incorporated with the aspects of Carnatic music were the hallmark of his songs. With the release of Thenum Vayambum (1981), Raveendran made his mark in the film field. In 1982, for his close friend, director P. Venu he dubbed for actor Shankar in his film Aranjyanam and later composed music for his movie Thacholi Thankappan.

A few of Raveendran's best songs were in films like Thenum Vayambum, Amaram, His Highness Abdullah, Ayal Kadha Ezhuthukayanu', Nandanam, Rajashilpi, Bharatham and Aaraam Thampuran. The songs "Pramadhavanam Veendum" from the movie His Highness Abdullah and "Harimuraleeravam" from Aaraam Thampuran were among the most adored songs of that time. He shared a close relationship with the actor Mohanlal.

Non-cinematic albums[edit]

Some of his light music albums and devotional albums, which were most popular in the 1980s and 1990s through All India Radio and audio cassettes were Ulsava Gaanangal(festival songs) (1983, 1985), Vasantha Geethangal (1984), Ponnona Tharangini (1992), Amme Saranam Devi Saranam (1994), Sarana Theertham (1997) and Uthradapoonilave (2001).

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Shobha and has three sons. His youngest son, Naveen Madhav, is a playback singer in Tamil film and twin sons Rajan Madhav, a film director, and Sajan Madhav, a music composer in Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil films.

He died in Chennai following a cardiac arrest on 3 March 2005. He was also suffering from oesophageal cancer. His last works Vadakkumnadhan and Kalabham were released posthumously.

Selected discography[edit]

As a playback singer[edit]

He started his career as a playback singer for the 1969 movie Velliyazhcha for which the scores were done by M. S. Baburaj. His first song was titled "Parvana rajanithan". For a decade, he struggled to get songs and even become a dubbing artist for films. As a music director, he sang some of his songs.

Major awards[edit]

National Film Awards:

Kerala State Film Awards:

Filmfare Awards South:

Asianet Film Awards:

Notable songs[edit]

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • M D Manoj Raveendra Sangeetham, Olive Publishers May 2010
  • Sobha (Raveend's wife) Raveendra sangeetham Kelkatha ragangal, 2011

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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