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     1'''Ayyamperumal Marudakasi (1920-89)''' 
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     4Tamil film lyricist born in Melakudikadu, TN; 
     5farmer’s son. Influenced by musician 
     6Rajagopala Iyer, brother of composer 
     7Papanasam Sivan. Worked as a village 
     8official; left his government job to join the 
     9famous Tamil theatre troupe TKS Brothers. 
     10Also worked in Nawab Rajamanikkam’s theatre 
     11group and for Devi Drama, for which he wrote 
     12his first songs. Film début as songwriter in T.R. 
     13Sundaram’s Mayavathi (1949). First hit 
     14number is Varai ... varai in Manthiri Kumari 
     15(1950). Wrote over 3000 songs in c.300 Tamil 
     16films, reaching the pinnacle of his career in the 
     1750s and 60s. At this time, his lyrics were often 
     18sung by playback singer T.M. Soundararajan 
     19and composed by M.S. Vishwanathan. Known 
     20mainly for his use of rural and folk idioms. A 
     21compilation of his film songs was published in 
     221988. 
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     24[[Music]]