Kottayam: Lyricist and music director Alleppey Ranganath (70) has passed away. Kovid succumbed to his injuries at Kottayam Medical College Hospital. Ranganath composed about 1,500 songs in Malayalam and Tamil. Ranganath was admitted to the hospital yesterday due to shortness of breath.
Alleppey Ranganath was honored with the Harivarasana award last week. Dancer and teacher b. Rajasree is the wife. He was born on March 9, 1949, the son of Alappuzha Vezhapra Kunjukunju Bhagavathar and Gana Bhushanam MG Devammal. After studying music, he started acting. He later switched to cinema.
The movie starts with the song ‘Oshana Oshana Karthavinoshana’ from Jesus. Tharangini, owned by Yesudas, became famous for her Ayyappa devotional song ‘Swami Sangeetham Alapikum Tapasa Gayakanallo Njan’.
Pappan Dear Pappan, Aran’s Mulla Kochumulla, Beyond Mamalas, Return Journey and Captain are some of the important films.