Veteran Malayalam lyricist Bichu Thirumala dies at 80


Veteran Malayalam lyricist and poet Bichu Thirumala died at 80 years old on Friday morning at a private clinic in Thiruvananthapuram. He was conceded to the clinic as his breathing issue got deteriorated and was put on ventilator support following a respiratory failure.

Bichu Thirumala has made many contributions to the Malayalam Film industry is one reason why he is viewed as a genuine legend of our occasions. He has written more than 3000 tunes that incorporate both film melodies and devotional songs. He made his presentation in the year 1972 as a lyricist for the film ‘Bhaja Govindam’. However this film was not released, the melody ‘Brahma Muhoorthathil’ which was composed by Bichu Thirumala for the film became famous and was circulated on Radio Ceylon in the mid-1970s.

He has likewise distributed ‘Kalathinte Kanakku Pusthakam’, which was an assortment of poems that he composed, and has additionally gotten a few renowned awards including the Kerala State Film Award for the best lyricist in 1991 for the film ‘Kadinjool Kalyanam’ and different movies, for example, ‘Thrishna’ and ‘Thenum Vayambum’ in the year 1981. The hit melodies from Mohanlal‘s introduction film ‘Manjil Virinja Pookkal’ were composed by Bichu Thirumala. He has additionally written stories and screenplay for the action thrill-ride film ‘Shakthi’ featuring entertainer Jayan as the lead which was released in 1980 and for the film ‘Ishtapraaneshwari’ which was released in the year 1979 with entertainers Jose and Shobha in the number one spot. For the 1992 film ‘Yodha’, Bichu Thirumala wrote the lyrics for AR Rahman‘s music. He has likewise composed lyrics for the movies directed by Fazil, IV Sasi, Siddique Lal, and Sibi Malayil.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has expressed his condolences over Bichu Thirumala’s death. The Chief Minister recalled that the poet and lyricist had a major role in popularising film songs amongst the public. “He was close to the listener’s heart, as he stood out in his lyrics and music. Many notable songs in Malayalam were written by him,” Chief Minister Pinarayi said.