Raghavan master: India loses another musical legend

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Raghavan Master
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19: India lost another legend today! 99 year old K Raghavan, also known as Raghavan master among fans and fellow musicians, was a name that was popular for his infusion of local flavour to commercial cinema.

Family sources said that he was keeping unwell quite some time and had to be admitted to the co-operative hospital a few days back. His most famous 1950s hit 'Neelakkuyil' added a feature in the hat of his popularity. In fact, he sung a song in the film himself that shot him to fame.

He had composed music for over 400 films, which included Nirmalyam','Utharayanam', 'Nagaramendi', 'Unniyarcha', 'Ramanan' and 'Kallichellamma.' Fot his immense contribution in the Malayalam film industry, he won several awards like Padma Shree and Kerala Government's highest film honour J C Daniel award.

Earlier a staff artist in All India Radio, this music director's contribution in Malayalam light music and drama was also commendable.

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