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T. M. Soundararajan
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T. M. Soundararajan
Background information
Also known as TMS
Born (1922-03-24)24 March 1922
Madurai, Madras Presidency, British India
Origin Madurai, Madras Presidency, British India
Died 25 May 2013(2013-05-25) (aged 91)
Chennai, India
Genres Playback Singing
Occupation(s) Singer, Actor
Instruments Vocal
Years active 1946–2013

Thoguluva Meenatchi Iyengar Soundararajan (24 March 1922 - 25 May 2013), popularly known as TMS, was a playback singer in Kollywood for over six decades. He gave his voice to actors and thespians in the South Indian film industry such as M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan, N. T. Rama Rao, Gemini Ganesan, S. S. Rajendran, Jaishankar, Rajkumar and A. Nageswara Rao. He has sung over 20,000 film songs from more than 5,000 films.[1][2] He has sung over 3,000 devotional, classical songs.[3] He had also given classical concerts since 1945. In a career spanning over 6 decades he has recorded film songs in eleven languages including, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and other Indian languages. He also composed music for several of the ever green devotional songs that was recorded.He was the music director for the film "Bala Parikshai". His peak period as a male playback singer in the South Indian film industry was from 1955 to 1985. Soundarajan died on 25 May 2013 at his residence in Mandaveli, Chennai due to illness. He was 91 years old at the time of his death.[4]

Early life[edit]

Soundararajan was born in Madurai in a Sourashtra community and was the second son of Meenakshi patunulkarara and Venkatammaa on 24 March 1922. He had been training his voice since he was 7 years old. He was born in a prominent weaving family and his elder brother was a scholar. He first studied carnatic music from Chinnakonda Sarangapani Bhagavathar, a music teacher from Sourashtra High School, Madurai. Later, he learnt carnatic music from Arayakkudi Rajamani Iyengar and started giving stage concerts at the age of 23. His first carnatic musical concert was at SathGuru Samajam, Madurai in the year 1945 with violinist C. R. Mani and Mridangist S. S. Vijaya Ratnam accompanying him on the instruments. He started singing in stage concerts in the voice of the then-famous classical singer and actor M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar.

He married Sumithra in 1946 with whom he had 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in his home at Mandaveli, Chennai, Tamil Nadu until his death.[5]

Early work[edit]

Soundararajan was initially rejected by music composers and recording technicians because his voice was cracking and showed variation in higher pitches (Oru Pann-Paattu Sarithiram:Vamanan). He started working in the house of Sundar Rao Nadkarni, a director in the Central Studios, hoping to get a chance to sing in movies and the director did recommend him to S. M. Subbaiah Naidu. In 1946, S. M. Subbaiah Naidu gave TMS an opportunity to sing five songs in the style of M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar for the film of P. V. Narasimha Bharathi Krishna Vijayam. Though the songs were noted since 1946, the film was released only in 1950. One of his songs in that movie, "Raathey Ennai Vittu Odathedi" became a hit and he was paid Rs 625 for that. In the same year (1950), G. Ramanathan made him sing "Annamitta Veettiley" for an unknown actor in the film Manthiri Kumari. In 1951, TMS acted and sang "Theeraatha Thuyaralley" in the film Devagi again by G. Ramanathan. In 1952, S. Dakshinamurthi gave TMS two duet songs in the movie Valayapathi namely "Kulir Thaamarai Poigaiyai Kanden" and "Kulungidum Poovilellaam" both with singer K. Jamuna Rani where TMS had an opportunity to sing songs written by the renowned Tamil poet Bharathidasan. Though he first recorded a song for the film "Mandhirikumari" starring M.G. Ramachandran (MGR) in 1950, the song which announced the arrival of TMS on the big screen was "Ethanai kaalamdhaan ematruvar indha naattile"[6] for M.G.R.

Even though these songs were well received, there were no further chances for TMS for a while. Then TMS came to HMV studio where K. V. Mahadevan recorded two devotional songs for which he was paid just Rs 80. K. V. Mahadevan told TMS to go seek a chance with the AVM Productions which was looking for new voices. TMS sang two songs for the film Chella Pillai. One was a solo "Podanum Kulla Podanum" and the other was a duet with M.S. Rajeswari, "Naadu Nadakkira Nadayiley" under R. Sudharsanam Master's composition. The film was released only in 1955. These music composers helped and trained the determined and ambitious TMS, who was able to overcome his voice problems to a good degree with time.

In 1954, Maruthakasi recommended TMS to sing in Aruna Pictures Thookku Thookki. Till then C. S. Jayaraman used to sing playback for Sivaji Ganesan and Sivaji doubted the suitability of his voice. But TMS offered to sing three songs free. TMS and Sivaji Ganesan were introduced to each other and in the short conversation that followed TMS studied the voice of Sivaji Ganesan. TMS sang "Sundari Soundari" and "Eratha Malaithaniley", closely imitating the voice of Sivaji Ganesan. G. Ramanathan who was the music director for that film was so pleased that he gave TMS the chance to sing all the songs for Sivaji Ganesan in that production.

In the same year, T. R. Ramanna and T. R. Rajakumari started the RR Films. As the film Koondukkili was under production stage, TMS had originally been given a chance to sing only in a chorus. It should be noted that Koondukkili was the only film where MGR and Sivaji acted together. Tanjai Ramayah Dass was very impressed with the golden voice of TMS and asked the story and dialogue writer Vindhan to give a chance to TMS to sing a full solo. TMS sang "Konjum Kiliyana Pennai" under K. V. Mahadevan's composition for Sivaji Ganesan.

But when the song was recorded MGR heard it and was so impressed that he wanted TMS to become his permanent playback singer. TMS was used in MGR’s next movie Malaikkallan where TMS sang "Ethanai Kaalamthaan Ematruvaar Intha Naattiley" written by Tanjai Ramaiyah Dass and composed by S. M. Subbaiah Naidu. During this period, TMS also got an opportunity to sing in a few films like Vedan Kannappa, Rishi Sringer and Neela Malai Thirudan. TMS was the beneficiary of the first stereo recording in South India for a Tamil devotional song titled "Mannanalum Thiruchenthooril Mannaven".

From 1955 onward Sivaji insisted that TMS sing for him. Since then, TMS was mainly singing playback for the two superstars MGR and Sivaji till the end of 1978 and 1995 respectively. He adopted different styles while singing for each actor, that synchronized very well with their voices.[citation needed]

His first musical concert abroad was in Malaysia in the year 1957. He continued to perform all over the world for almost 50 years till 2007, after which he restricted singing live on stage due to health reasons. He has 2 sons both of whom have voices similar to their father and have sung songs of TMS all over the world in concerts since 1980 till 2012 often with their father. Both the sons continues to do TMS Concerts after death of their father.

Though he has worked with all music directors of South India, most of his hit songs had been composed by music directors M. S. Viswanathan, K. V. Mahadevan and the Viswanathan-Ramamurthy duo.[7]

TMS had also starred as an actor in a few Tamil films such as Pattinathar, Arunagirinathar, Kallum Kaniyagum and Kaviraja Kalamegam. He produced the movie Kallum Kaniyagum along with singer A. L. Raghavan and in that film Ragahavan acted as well. TMS had appeared in guest roles in movies such as Devaki, Navagraha Nayaki, Pennarasi, Server Sundaram, Thiru Neelakandar and Deivam (with Dr. Seerkazhi Govindarajan).

He was the most popular male playback singer in South India and the "uncrowned king" of the Tamil film industry for playback singing from the 1950s until 1991. However, after the release of films Thai Nadu and Ghana Paravai, he concentrated more on live concerts and sang in very few films. He was not happy with the lyrics and music style in the films and gave opportunities for newcomers. The last film song, "Paatu Ondu Ketaal", performed by him for a Sri Lankan Tamil film named Sooriyan, was recorded in the year 2007 though it is yet to be released. He sang a song for an album in 2008 "Netrichutti" at the age of 86 and a song named "Kutraalam Aruvi" for the album Song for Daughter, under the music of M. Sakthinathan, which was very well recognised in the industry in 2008. In 2010, he also rendered his voice for the song Peruppukum Illa Uriyukkum in the Tamil Semmozhi Meet Anthem which was composed by A. R. Rahman.He had worked with fifty two music directors ranging from S. M. Subbaiah Naidu till A. R. Rahman.

Collaborations[edit]

Music composers[edit]

S. V. Venkatraman, S. M. Subbaiah Naidu, S. Rajeswara Rao, G. Govindarajulu Naidu, R. Sudharsanam, R. Govardhanam, S. Dakshinamurthi, G. Ramanathan, C. N. Pandurangan, Adepalli Rama Rao, Master Venu, T. A. Kalyanam, M. S. Gnanamani, K. V. Mahadevan, Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan, Pendyala Nageswara Rao, G. Aswathama, T. G. Lingappa, P. Adinarayana Rao, P. S. Diwakar, T. R. Papa, T. V. Raju, C. S. Jayaraman, Ghantasala, Vedha, M. S. Viswanathan, T. K. Ramamoorthy, V. Kumar, Aba vanan, Rajan-Nagendra, M. Ranga Rao, Vijaya Bhaskar, Ilaiyaraja,Gangai Amaran, Sankar Ganesh, Deva, T. Rajendar,Ramesh Naidu,Shyam,Sudharshana,C.K.Venkedesh,Srinivasan, A. R. Rahman. Hindi film music composer, O. P. Nayyar,Naushad,and Manoj Gyan,and Malayalam film music composers Paravoor Devarajan, V.DakshinaMoorhti,(Both Malayalam and Tamil)

Playback singers[edit]

He had sung with other male singers, such as Sirkazhi Govindarajan, P. B. Sreenivas, Balamurali Krishna, S. C. Krishnan, C. S. Jayaraman, Tharapuram Sundarajan, P. Jayachandran, Thiruchi Loganathan, V. N. Sundaram, A. L. Raghavan, K. J. Yesudas S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Kovai Soundarrajan, Nagore E. M. Hanifa and Malaysia Vasudevan.

He also sung duets with many female singers such as P. Suseela, P. Leela, Jikki, L. R. Eswari, S. Janaki, Vani Jairam, M. S. Rajeswari, K. Jamuna Rani, M. L. Vasanthakumari, U. R. Jeevarathinam, N. L. Ganasaraswathi, T. V. Rathinam, Radha Jayalakshmi, Soolamangalam Jayalakshmi, Soolamangalam Rajalakshmi, R. Balasaraswathi Devi, A. P. Komala, P. Madhuri, K. Rani, B. S. Sasirekha, S. P. Sailaja and T. K. Kala. Among them, she had the greatest collaboration with P. Susheela. He sang 727 duets with P. Susheela in Tamil.

He sung duets with singing actors such as J. P. Chandrababu, K. R. Ramaswamy, Chittor V. Nagaiah, P. Bhanumathi, S. Varalakshmi, Jayalalithaa and Bharathi.

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Mathiyakathin Gana Thalivar,
  • Kala Ratnam,
  • Gana Ratnam,
  • Arul Isai Sidhar,
  • Navarasa Bhava Nalina Gana varshini,
  • Ganamritha Varshini,
  • Sathanai Chakravarhti,
  • Bharathiya Isai Kanal,
  • Bharathiya Isia Megham,
  • Gana Kuralon,
  • Then Isai Thendral,
  • Padma Shri,(2003)
  • Kalaimamani,
  • Tamil Nadu State Awards,many many years continuously in 60's,70's and 80's(shared with Yesudas in 1975).
  • Padakar Thilakam
  • Singha Kuralon
  • Bharat Kalachar award
  • Isai Chakravarthi
  • Pesum Padam,award over 22 times,including consecutive annual awards from 1954 to 1969
  • Gnanakala Bharathi title
  • Geethavaari title
  • Karpagath Tharu Mannar
  • Geetharanjana Vaarithi
  • Arutpa Isaimani title
  • Honorary Doctorate from Belgium.
  • MGR Gold Medal award
  • Former Chief Minister Tamil Nadu M.D.Bhakthavalsalam Recognition Award (1963)
  • Former Chief Minister Tamil Nadu Kamaraj Nadar Recognition Award
  • IsaiKadal Pattam from Kavi Arasar Kannadasan (1969)
  • EzhilIsai Mannar award from Former Chief Minister K.Karunidhi(1970)
  • Former Chief Minister Arinjor Anna Dhuarai Recognition Award (1964)
  • Kural Arasar Pattam
  • Chief Minister Jayalalitha recognition award
  • M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar Lifetime Achievement Award, Tamil Nadu
  • Tamil Nadu Musical Artist Lifetime Achievements Award(2005)
  • Tamil Film Fans Award,22 times in the early 1950s, 1960s and 1970s
  • P.Susheela Award
  • Mega TV Amutha Ghanam Recognition Award(2004)
  • Lifetime achievement for "MGR Memorial Award"
  • Lifetime achievement for "Shivaji Memorial Award".
  • "Sourashtra Community Recognition Award
  • Tamil Nadu Chief minister M. Karunanidhi recognition award at Madurai, Alagiri, 2010
  • Karuppai Muppanar recognition award,(1992)
  • Periyar RamaSwami Naikkor recognition,(1959)
  • Raj TV for Raja Geetham Recognition Award,(2006)
  • Malaysian Tamil Fans Recognition Award
  • Singapore Tamil Fans Recognition Award
  • France,Germany,Switzerland,Italy,Holland and Austria Tamil Fans recognition award
  • United Kingdom Tamil fans recognition award
  • 20th Century Top Playback Singer from South African city mayor through Tamil fans,1995
  • USA Tamil fans from various states recognition award
  • SriLankan awards from President,Prime Minister level through Tamil Group more than several times.
  • Tamil Fans recognition award from Canada
  • Australian Tamil Fans appreciations awards in Sydney,Brisbane, Melbourne,and Perth
  • Kairali Swaralaya Yesudas Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012

Discography[edit]

Song
Film
Year
Music
Lyrics
Co-singer
Actor
Language
Naan Aanaiyittaal Enga veetu pillai 1965 M. S. Viswanathan
&T. K. Ramamoorthy
Vaali M. G. Ramachadran Tamil
Aandavan Padaichan Nitchaya Thaamboolam 1961 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan Tamil
Amma Nee Sumantha Pillai Annai Oru Aalayam 1979 Ilaiyaraja Vaali Rajinikanth Tamil
Aararivil Orarivu Tamil
Aaru Maname Aaru Antha Andavan Kattalai 1964 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan [Sivaji Ganesan] Tamil
Aatuvithaal Tamil
Yen Yentha Kelvi Aayirathil Oruvan 1965 M.S.Vishwanathan
&T.K.Ramamoorthy
Vaali [MGR] Tamil
Aanavam kolathathey Gana Paravai 1991 M.S.Viswanathan Vaali Tamil
Achcham Embadu Mannadhi Mannan 1960 M.S.Vishwanthan Kannadasan M. G. Ramachandran Tamil
Adho Andha Paravai Pola Aayirathil Oruvan 1965 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan MGR Tamil
Agayapanthalil Ponnoonjal 1973 P. Susheela Tamil
Aimbathilum Aasai Varum Rishimoolam 1979 Ilaiyaraja Kannadasan Sivaji Ganesan Tamil
Amaidhikku Perdhan Shanti Rail Payanangalil 1981 Vijaya T. Rajendar Tamil
Amaidhiyaana Andavan Kattalai 1964 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan P. Susheela Tamil
Anandham Idhaya Veenai 1972 Shankar Ganesh S. Janaki Tamil
Anbae Vaa Anbe Vaa 1966 M. S. Viswanathan Vaali MGR Tamil
Anbu Nadamadum Avanthan Manithan 1975 M. S. Viswanathan P. Susheela Tamil
Andru Vandathum Ithe Nila Periya Idathu Penn 1963 M. S. Viswanathan Kannadasan P. Susheela MGR & Saroja Devi Tamil
Annan Ennada Palani Tamil
Antha Naal Nyabagam Uyarntha Manithan 1968 Sivaji Ganesan & Major Sundarrajan Tamil
Adaludan Padalai Kudiyirudha Kovil 1968 M. S. Vishwanathan Vaali M. G. Ramachandaran
Athanaiperum Emmagan Tamil
Aval Paranthu Ponalay Paar Magaley Paar 1963 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan P. B. Sreenivas Tamil
Avanthaan Manithan Tamil
Avanukkenna Tamil
Ayirathil Oruthiyamma Nee Kai Kodutha Deivam M. S. Viswanathan Kannadasan Tamil
Azhagiya Thamizh Magal Ival Rickshawkaran 1971 M. S. Viswanathan Vaali P. Susheela Tamil
Chella Kiligala Enga Maama Tamil
Chinna Payale Chinna Payale Arasilam Kumari 1961 G. Ramanathan Pattukottai Kalyana Sundaram M. G. Ramachandaran Tamil
Deivame Deiva Magan Tamil
Devane Tamil
Devane Ennai Gnana Oli 1972 Tamil
Dharumam Thalaikakum Dharmam Thalaikakum 1963 K. V. Mahadevan Kannadasan M. G. Ramachandaran Tamil
Eduthavan Dharmangal Sirikkinrana 1972 Tamil
Ellorum Kondaduvom Tamil
Ellorum Nalam Vazha Enga Mama Tamil
En Piranthai Paaga Pirivinai Tamil
Enathan Nadakum Panathottam 1960 Tamil
Endanponnvannamae Naan Vazha Vaipen Tamil
Engae Aval Kumari Kottam Tamil
Engalukkum Kaalam Varum Pasa Malar 1961 M. S. Viswanathan Kannadasan P. Susheela Tamil
Enge Tamil
Enge Nimmathi Pudhiya Paravai 1964 M. S. Viswanathan Kannadasan Tamil
Ennap Paravai Siragadithu Kaarthigai Deepam 1965 R.Sudarsanam Asogan Tamil
Ennada Tamil
Ennadirakkamma Pattikada Tamil
Ennai Kudiyirundha Koil Tamil
Ennai Yarendru Paalum Pazhamum 1960 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan P. Susheela Tamil
Ethanai Periya Aasai Mugam Tamil
Ezhuthatha Then Sinthuthe Vaanam 1975 Tamil
IdayamIrukkindrathe Palani Tamil
Ilai Sonthangal Vaazhga 1975 P. Susheela Tamil
Ilamai Natya Salai Kalyanamam Kalyanam 1974 S. Janaki Tamil
Inda Punnaghai Yenna Deivathai 1964 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Vaali P. Susheela Tamil
Ingu Onna Oru Thai Makkal Tamil
Iniyavale Sivagamiyin Selvan 1974 P. Susheela Tamil
Ippadithan Iruka Vendum Vivasayee Tamil
Irandu Manam Venum Vasantha Maaligai 1973 K. V. Mahadevan Kannadasan Tamil
Iravinil Aattam Navarathiri Tamil
Ithayam Irukkintathae Pazhani Tamil
Ithuvum Vendumada Tamil
Kaasiku Poogum Saniyasi Chandraodhayam 1966 M.S.Vishwanathan Vaali Sirkazhi Govindarajan M . G. Ramachandran and Nagesh
Kaadu Kuduthu Ketain Kaval Karan 1967 Tamil
Kadaloram Rickshawkaran 1971 Tamil
Kadavul Erkindran Kanuk Anandha Jothi Tamil
Kadavul Irukkintana Tamil
Kadavul Manithanga Vaanambadi 1963 K. V. Mahadevan Kannadasan Tamil
Kadavul Seitha Nadodi Tamil
Kadavul Yen Kallanaar Tamil
Kadhal Rajiyam Mannavan Vanthaanadi 1975 P. Susheela Tamil
Kagithathil Kappal Anbu Karangal 1965 Tamil
Kallillaa Manikam Tamil
Kan Pona Panam Padaithavan 1965 Tamil
Kane Nambade Ninaithadai Mudipavan Tamil
Kannai Nambaadhe Ninaithathai Mudippavan 1975 M. S. Viswanathan Tamil
Kannan Vanthan Ramu 1966 M. S. Viswanathan Kannadasan Seerkazhi Govindarajan Tamil
Kannena Kannena Kalanguthu Periya Idathu Penn 1963 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan Tamil
Kannirunthum Kurudaai Pattinathar 1935 G. Ramanathan T.M. Soundararajan Tamil
Kanpona Pokilay Tamil
Kashmir Beautiful Idhaya Veenai 1972 Shankar Ganesh Tamil
Kathal Sarithirathai Dr Siva 1975 P. Susheela Tamil
Kattodu Kuzhalaada Aada Periya Idathu Penn 1963 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan P. Susheela & L. R. Eswari Tamil
Kavalaigalkidakkattum Panda Paasam 1962 Tamil
Kaveri Karai Irukku Thayai Katha Thanayan Kannadasan K. V. Mahadevan P. Susheela M. G. Ramachandran And Saroja devi Tamil
Kannae Kaniyae Ragasiya Police 115 1968 Kannadasan M. S. Vishwanathan P. Susheela M. G. Ramachandaran and J.Jayalalitha Tamil
Kannil Therukindra Ragasiya Police 115 1968 Kannadasan M. S. Vishwanathan L. R. Eswari M. G. Ramachadaran and Venniraadai Nirmala Tamil
Kealimagane Uthaman 1976 Tamil
Kellamma Chinna Kanni Thai Tamil
Kettathum Tamil
Koduthathellam Koduthar Padagotti 1964 M. S. Viswanathan Vaali Tamil
Kudumba Thalaivan Tamil
Kungumam Tamil
Kurukku Valiyil Mahadevi 1957 Tamil
Maadi Veetu Ezhai Tamil
Maanikka Theril Thedivantha Maapillai 1970 P. Susheela Tamil
Maanum Oodi Ovaralam Navarathanam Tamil
Madhavi Pon Mayilal Iru Malargal 1967 M. S. Viswanathan Vaali Tamil
Malar Koduthen Tamil
Malargalai Pol Thangai Urangukira Pasa Malar 1961 M. S. Viswanathan Kannadasan Tamil
Malargalai Pol Yhangai Tamil
Malarnthu Malaratha Pasa Malar 1961 M. S. Viswanathan Kannadasan P. Susheela Tamil
Maname Tamil
Manidhan Ninaippadhundu Avanthan Manithan 1975 M. S. Viswanathan Tamil
Mannikka Vendukiren Iru Malargal 1967 M. S. Viswanathan Vaali P. Susheela Tamil
Manusan Tamil
Mayakkam Enathu Kungumam 1973 Tamil
Mella Nada Mella Nada Maeni Yennagum Pudhiya Paravai 1964 M. S. Viswanathan Kannadasan Tamil
Mezhuguvarthy Tamil
Muthai Tharu Patti Arunagirinathar T. R. Papa Tamil
Muthu Kulika Vaarigala Anubavi Raja Anubavi 1967 M. S. Viswanathan L. R. Eswari Tamil
Naal Oru Medai Tamil
Naalai Namathe Naalai Namathe 1975 M. S. Viswanathan S. P. Balasubramaniam Tamil
Naan Malarodu Thaniyaga Iru Vallavargal 1966 Vedha Kannadasan P. Susheela Tamil
Naan Ondru Appa Tata 1972 Tamil
Naan Oru Kozhandai Nee Oru Padagotti 1964 M. S. Viswanathan Vaali Tamil
Naan Paadum Paadal Naan Yaen Piranthaen 1972 Shankar Ganesh Vaali Tamil
Naan Paarthathiley Aval Oruthiyaithaan Anbe Vaa 1966 M. S. Viswanathan Vaali P. Susheela Tamil
Naan Pesa Paalum Pazhamum 1960 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan P. Susheela Tamil
Naan Yaar Theriyuma Tamil
Naan Yaen Piranthae Tamil
Nadakkumebaar Tamil
Nall Vazhthu Nan Tamil
Nallavan Enakku Naane Nallavan Padithal Mattum Poduma 1962 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
P. B. Sreenivas Tamil
Nallavarkellam Thiyagam 1978 Tamil
Namnaad Tamil
Nantri Tamil
Nee Ennenna NetruInru Naalai 1974 P. Susheela Tamil
Neerodum Vaigaiyile Paar Magaley Paar 1963 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan P. Susheela Tamil
Neethi Tamil
Neeyum Nanumakanna Gouravam 1970 M. S. Viswanathan Kannadasan Tamil
Neramithu Neramithu Rishimoolam 1979 Ilaiyaraja Kannadasan P. Susheela Tamil
Nethu Paricha Roja Praptham 1971 M. S. Viswanathan Tamil
Nethuparitha Piraptham Tamil
Netru Indru Naalai Tamil
Nilavai Paarthu Vaanam Sonnathu Savale Samali 1971 M. S. Viswanathan Kannadasan Tamil
Nilavu Oru Ulagam Suttrum Valiban 1973 M. S. Viswanathan Vaali Tamil
Nilavu Oru Pennaagi Ulagam Suttrum Valiban 1973 M. S. Viswanathan Kannadasan Tamil
Ninaithu Vantha Semmal Tamil
Ninathathai Nadathy Nam Naadu Tamil
O Manida Tamil
Olimayamana Pachchai Vilakku 1964 Tamil
Oodum Megangalay Aayirathil Oruvan 1965 Tamil
Oonjalukku Avanthan Manithan 1975 M. S. Viswanathan Tamil
Ore Paadal Engiruntho Vanthaan Tamil
Oru Kodil Kanchi Thalaivan Tamil
Oru Pennai Parthu Deivathai 1964 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
L. R. Eswari Tamil
Oru Thaai Panakkara Kudumbam 1964 Tamil
Oru Tharam Sumathi En Sundari 1971 M. S. Viswanathan P. Susheela Tamil
Oru Valum Illai Idhaya Veenai 1972 Tamil
Oruvan Manathu Tamil
Paal Irukum.. Pazham Irukum.. Pasi Irukathu.. Pava Mannippu 1961 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan P. Susheela Tamil
Paar Appa Pazhani Appa Pattanamam Periya Idathu Penn 1963 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan Tamil
Paar Magale Paar Paar Magale Paar P.B.Sreenivas Tamil
Paarappa Periya Idathu Penn 1963 Tamil
Paatukku Paateduthu Padagotti 1964 M. S. Viswanathan Vaali P. Susheela Tamil
Paatum Naane Bhavamum Naane Thiruvilaiyadal 1965 K. V. Mahadevan Kannadasan Tamil
Pachaikili Muthucharam Ulagam Suttrum Valiban 1973 M. S. Viswanathan Vaali P. Susheela Tamil
Padaithane Nitchaya Thamboolam 1961 Tamil
Padithalmattumpothuma Tamil
Paalakkaattu Pakkathile Vietnam Veedu 1970 K. V. Mahadevan Kannadasan P. Susheela Tamil
Pallakku Vaanga Ponen Panakkara Kudumbam 1964 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan Tamil
Palooti Valartha Gauravam Tamil
Panathottam Kurangu Varum Thotam Tamil
Parththal Murugan Mugam Avasara Kalyanam 1972 P. Susheela Tamil
Pattikada Pattanama Maattukaara Velan 1970 L. R. Eswari Tamil
Pavazha Kodiyile Muthukkal Poothal Panam Padaithavan 1965 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan L. R. Eswari Tamil
Periya Edathu Penn Tamil
Pesuvathu Kiliya Panathottam 1960 M. S. Viswanathan P. Susheela Tamil
Petralthaan Pillaiyaa Tamil
Petredutha Ullam Kanna Nalama 1972 Tamil
Pirantha Naal Tamil
Pithavum Tamil
Pon Ezhil Poothathu Pudhu Vanil Kalangarai Vilakam 1965 M. S. Viswanathan Panchu Arunachalam P. Susheela Tamil
Pon Onru Kandan Pennangu Illai Padithal Mattum Poduma 1962 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
P. B. Sreenivas Tamil
Ponal Pogattum Poda Paalum Pazhamum 1960 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan Tamil
Ponmagal Vandaal Sorgam 1970 Tamil
Ponnai Virumbum Aalayamani 1962 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan Tamil
Poomazhai Thoovi Ninaithathai Mudippavan 1975 M. S. Viswanathan Tamil
Poyum Poyum Thayai Katha Thanayan Tamil
Puthiketta Ponnu Anbai Thedi 1974 P. Susheela Tamil
Puthiya Boomi Tamil
Puttham Yesu Gandhi Piranthathu Tamil
Raamanin Engal Thaai 1973 P. Susheela Tamil
Rajavin Parvai Raniyin Pakkam Anbe Vaa 1966 M. S. Viswanathan Vaali P. Susheela Tamil
Ramanethanairamanadi Tamil
Rangadorai Tamil
Rickshawkaran Tamil
Satti Suttadada Aalayamani 1962 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan Tamil
Senthamizh Paadum Vaira Nenjam 1975 P. Susheela Tamil
Semmozhiyana Thamiz mozhiyam Tamiz Semmozhi Meet Anthem 2010 A R Rahman Tamil
Silar Siripaar Paavamanippu Tamil
Sirithu valavendum Ulagam Suttrum Valiban 1973 M. S. Viswanathan Pulamaipithan Tamil
Sirippil Undaagum Engiruntho Vanthaal 1970 P. Susheela Tamil
Sivappu Kal Ellorum Nallavargale 1975 P. Susheela Tamil
Sollathe Tamil
Sollathey Yaarum Sorgam 1970 Tamil
Sontham Yeppothum Praptham 1971 M. S. Viswanathan P. Susheela Tamil
Sothanai Mel Sothanai Thanga Pathakkam 1960 M. S. Viswanathan Tamil
Sugam ugam Patha Poojai 1974 Tamil
Sumai Thaangi Tamil
Summa Kedandha Nilathai Nadodi Mannan 1958 Tamil
Thaane Thaane Ninaithathai Mudippavan 1975 M. S. Viswanathan Tamil
Thai Illamal Tamil
Thai Mel Anai Naan Anai Ittal Tamil
Thalaattu Paadi Praptham 1971 M. S. Viswanathan Tamil
Thalaivan Tamil
Thambi Tamil
Thambikku Oru Paattu Naan Yaen Piranthaen 1972 Shankar Ganesh Tamil
Tharaimel Pirakka Vaithan Padagotti 1964 M. S. Viswanathan Vaali Tamil
Thedinen Vanthathu Idhaya Veenai 1972 Shankar Ganesh S. Janaki Tamil
Theivam Iruppathu Tamil
Thirade Pappa Thirudaade Tamil
Thiruchendhooril Deivam 1972 Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan Kannadasan Sirkazhi Govindarajan Tamil
Thiruniraichelvi Idhaya Veenai 1972 Shankar Ganesh Tamil
Thanneerai Neruppu Sorgam Naragam 1977 Tamil
Thungade Thambi Nadodi Mannan 1958 S. M. Subbaiah Naidu Pattukottai Kalyana Sundaram Tamil
Thyagam Tamil
Thyagathin Suthathiram Madurai Meeta Spandian Tamil
Ulagam Piranthathu Enakkaga Paasam 1964 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan Tamil
Ulaikum Kaigale Thani Piravi Tamil
Ullathai Solven Tamil
Un Kannil Neer Vazhinthaal Vietnam Veedu 1970 K. V. Mahadevan Kannadasan Tamil
Unathu Vizhiyil Naan Yaen Piranthaen 1972 Shankar Ganesh Pulamaipithan P. Susheela Tamil
Unnai Engirundovandhal Tamil
Unnai Paarthu Intha Ulagam Adimaipen 1969 K. V. Mahadevan Vaali Tamil
Unnai Solli Kutram Tamil
Uyarnthamanithan Tamil
Vannakili Sonna Muzhi Deivathai 1964 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Vaali P. Susheela Tamil
Vazhdu Parkka Vendum Shanthi 1965 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
P. B. Sreenivas Tamil
Vendriduven Agathiyar 1972 Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan Ulundurpettai Shanmugam Sirkazhi Govindarajan Tamil
Yaarada Manithan Tamil
Yaarathu Yarathu Thangama En Kadamai 1964 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
P. Susheela Tamil
Yaarukkaga Tamil
Yaarukku Ethile Paruvam Oru Paadam 1975 Tamil
Yarai Enge Vaipad Endru Tamil
Ye Marathhe Adimaipen Tamil
Yen Piranthai Magane Baagapirivinai 1959 Tamil
Yenathan Nadakum Nadakatumae Panathottam 1960 M. S. Viswanathan
& T. K. Ramamoorthy
Kannadasan Tamil
Yethayum Thanguven Thangaikaha Tamil

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mathrubhumi and Malayala Manorama, 26 May 2013
  2. ^ Prahlad (24 March 1922). "Tamil singing legend TMS dies after brief illness - Oneindia News". News.oneindia.in. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Veteran playback singer TM Soundararajan died - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Iconic Tamil singer TM Soundararajan dies". Times of India. 25 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Legandary singer TMS passes away - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
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  7. ^ http://www.realbollywood.com/2013/05/tamil-playback-legend-tm-soundararajan-dead.html

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http://www.lakshmansruthi.com/profilesmusic/tms.asp

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T.M. Soundararajan, the quintessential Tamil playback singer, who was the voice of the two mega stars — M.G. Ramachandran and Sivaji Ganesan — of the Tamil film world, died here on Saturday. TMS, as he was known in the Tamil speaking world, had ...

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Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:36:55 -0700

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