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Tamil lyricist; born as C.S. Rajappa in Villayanur near Pondicherry. Stage actor, musician and lyric writer introduced to the theatre by P. Sambandam Mudaliar?. Film début in Fram Sethna’s Vamana Avataram (1939), and wrote dialogue/lyrics for Balkrishna Narayan Rao?’s Salivahanan (1944). Became a leading lyricist with the success of Arul tharum deva mathave in Nagoor/Taliath?’s Gnanasoundari (1948) and with Jiten Bannerjee’s Mangayar Karasi (1949), esp. the song Parthal pasi theerum sung by P.U. Chinappa?. These and other songs were among the early musical hits to achieve an independent popularity on disc. Also wrote the hits of Vanaratham (1956), a dubbed Tamil version of S.U. Sunny’s Udan Khatola (1955) with Naushad?’s music.