Tamil lyricist and scholar Piraisoodan dies at 65, CM and more tweet condolences

Veteran Tamil lyricist, poet and scholar Piraisoodan (65) died Friday at his Nesapakkam residence in Chennai from an age-related illness.

Born in the town of Nannilam in the Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, Piraisoodan has written lyrics for more than 400 films.

Besides songs from movies, he has also written hundreds of devotional songs and is also notable for several literary works. He has also been the host of several talk shows.

Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister MP Stalin took to Twitter to express his condolences to the lyricist’s family and fans. Stalin said Piraisoodan was held in high regard by the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and Chairman of the DMK, Kalaignar M Karunanidhi.

“The disappearance of Kavignar Kalaimamani Pirai Soodan who has created a space for himself in the film industry is shocking. He has worked with several generations of music directors and has written thousands of songs that will never fade over time. It is a great loss for the Tamil film fraternity, ”Stalin wrote on Twitter.

Piraisoodan has worked with star composers like MS Viswanathan, Ilaiyaraja, Deva and won the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. Having made his 1985 debut with the Tamil film “Chirai”, Piraisoodan continued to write lyrics for films until 2017. He also wrote title songs for several Tamil TV soap operas.

Songs like ‘Nadanthal Irandadi’ by actor Prashanth-starrer Chembaruthi, ‘Aatama Therotama’ by actor Vijayakanth-starrer Captain Prabhakaran and ‘Vethala pota Sokula’ by actor Karthik’s Amaran were some of his notable works.

He also acted in a few Tamil films. Several movie personalities and politicians have taken to Twitter to express their condolences.